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Landscape-scale Conservation


Pierce Cedar Creek Institute brought together a group of nearly 50 professionals and scientists from Southwest Michigan, on October 17, 2013 for the Landscape-scale Conservation Planning Conference. The purpose of the meeting was to learn about what activities and initiatives are occurring regionally to preserve and protect habitats which support and sustain a healthy environment.


Land Management and Conservation Learning at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute l A Michigan-based Environmental Education Center


The group also sought to evaluate interest in developing a strategic conservation plan for Southwest Michigan. The effort, led by Dr. Hugh Brown, past field station director at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, and Nate Fuller, conservation and stewardship director at Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy, was designed to bring key stakeholders together to facilitate the planning process


Anyone interested in learning more about this effort is encouraged to contact Dr. Sara Parr Syswerda, field station and education director, at 269-721-4434 or syswerdas@cedarcreekinstitute.org.


Conference presentations:

Conference Overview by Dr. Hugh Brown, Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

Large-scale Assessment and Planning


Key Elements of Successful Conservation Planning


Moraine Forest Preservation Project in Northwest Indiana


Pieces of a Fragmented Landscape


Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy Conservation Planning for Proactive Conservation


Conservation Collaboratives in Michigan


Conservation Plan - Brainstorming 10-17-13