The Department of Natural Resources and Environment is seekingrecommendations of areas with high-quality native plant and animal communities for inclusion in a statewide network of Biodiversity Stewardship Areas (BSA).
The goal of the network is to identify and manage a set of geographic areas that support intact functional examples of Michigan's ecosystems and represent the wide range of the state's native biodiversity. Biodiversity refers to the full variety of living organisms (species), the variation in the genes these species contain and the variation in assemblages of these species (ecosystems).
Persons interested in biodiversity stewardship are invited to attend a regional public information gathering workshop to share information. A series of workshops are scheduled for the southern Lower Peninsula. (NOTE: Workshops for the northern portions of the state were held last year)
July 27, 2010Delta College Planetarium, Room 114100 Center AvenueBay City, MI6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Additional Workshop's Dates/Locations:
July 29, 2010Oakland Community College, Auburn Hills CampusRoom 242 of the M-TEC Facility2900 Featherstone RoadAuburn Hills, MI6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friends of the St. Joe River Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 1794
South Bend, Indiana 46634