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.
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 email@example.com.