Presented by the Michigan Conservation Districts and The Forestry Assistance Program (FAP), in partnership with the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy (GTRLC).
During this workshop you will learn how to identify understory forest vegetation in Michigan and how such plants are used by humans and wildlife. Specific topics include benefits to wildlife and pollinators, historical use by Native Americans, use in wilderness survival skills, and use as indicator species to identify forest community types and to determine conservation value. You will also learn about
problematic invasive species in forest ecosystems, and how to control them. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR 4 CATEGORY 1 CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS THROUGH THE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FORESTERS (SAF), AS WELL AS A MICHIGAN AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSURANCE PROGRAM (MAEAP) PHASE 1 MEETING.
Misty Acres is owned and operated by the GTRLC, who value the protection of plants growing on the nature preserve; harvesting or destroying of plants on the property is therefore prohibited on this property during this workshop or any other time.
There is no cost for attending this workshop and snacks will be provided, but a suggested donation of $5.00 per person is much appreciated. Please register no later than June 17, 2016 by contacting the Manistee Conservation District at 231-889-9666, or by emailing Josh Shields, the Manistee Conservation District Forester, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact the Leelanau Conservation District at 231-256-9783 or email Kama Ross, the Leelanau Conservation District Forester, at email@example.com. The Wexford Conservation District will also be accepting registrations at 231-775-7681.