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January 2016

Employment Opportunity Open Through 2/12/2016

January 14 @ 12:00 pm - February 12 @ 5:00 pm

Chippewa Watershed Conservancy, headquartered in Mt. Pleasant, MI, is seeking a fulltime Executive Director.  The CWC is accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission since 2012, and protects important habitats in the counties of Central Michigan (a 3,000 sq. mi. service area).  The CWC has nearly 5,000 acres permanently protected consisting of 19 preserves and 34 easements in 5 counties.  The CWC is a volunteer driven organization with an active calendar of events and programs.  We are looking for an…

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February 2016

How Much Timber is That?

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sylvan Solace Preserve,
4561 W. Pickard Rd
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 United States
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How Much Timber

Learn a little about how foresters evaluate and inventory a forest stand.  Learn how to use tools such as a tape or Biltmore stick to measure Diameter at breast height (Dbh), estimate the number of marketable logs (and height) in a tree, and perform a fixed-radius plot inventory to estimate the number of trees in a forest. Isabella Conservation District Environmental Education Coordinator and CWC volunteer Mike LeValley shows us how it works. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Sylvan…

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April 2016

Reading the Land

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sylvan Solace Preserve,
4561 W. Pickard Rd
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 United States
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Reading Land

Ever wonder why a forest looks the way it does?  Learn how to “read” the visible clues in the forested landscape to further your understanding of forest ecology.  Learn how things like micro-topography, plant succession, and tree growth patterns can show the natural and human history of a forest. Join us for this free event at Sylvan Solace Preserve, as Isabella Conservation District Environmental Education Coordinator and CWC volunteer Mike LeValley gives us some practical examples. We will meet in…

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