What is the Michigan Natural Features Inventory?

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Date(s) - 03/18/2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Calvin College Bunker Interpretive Center



Presented by Jesse Lincoln, Ecologist, Michigan Natural Features Inventory

We often think of community as social groups of friends and family, but have you heard of natural communities? What rare plants, animals and habitat were found in your neighborhood 100 years ago? Learn how the expert team at the Michigan Natural Features Inventory answer and explore these questions, and what you can do as a steward of the land to conserve biodiversity in your backyard.

The Michigan Natural Features Inventory has been generating and disseminating the highest quality scientific information on the location and condition of Michigan’s rare species and habitats for more than 35 years; the last 15 years as a program of Michigan State University Extension. Learn more.

BIO: Jesse is an ecologist and conducts vegetation surveys on public lands managed for unters and nature lovers. This work involves describing and identifying important natural areas. documenting rare plants, aging trees, and integrating these elements into wildlife management plans. With MNFI since 2010, Jesse enjoys botanizing and collecting plants for herbaria to contribute to accurate species distribution maps. He works to find and protect remnants of high-quality natural areas He earned a BS and MS in plant biology from Grand Valley State University and enjoys nature photography and wandering around in the forest with his son.

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