Wetlands for Landowners: Recognizing, Understanding, and Caring for Wetlands on Your Land
September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Wetlands provide valuable services for people and vital habitat for wildlife. Wetlands buffer flooding, slow erosion, and filter water, contributing to higher water quality. Wetlands serve as essential breeding grounds for frogs and salamanders, and harbor many beautiful and unique wildflowers, including many species that are rare due to habitat loss and specialized environmental requirements.
This online workshop will introduce you to a range of wetland types found in Michigan, to help you recognize which wetlands might occur on your land. We’ll explore why wetlands are important, and how you can protect and manage your wetlands.
This workshop is free and open to the public. You will receive a zoom link via email upon completion of your registration.
Presenter Bio: Jacqueline Courteau, Ph.D., is an ecologist who has worked for Michigan Natural Features Inventory and was a lead developer of the Huron River Watershed Council’s Rapid Ecological Assessment for their Bioreserve Project. Prior to coming to Michigan, she worked for the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment on a study of how climate change will affect natural areas, including wetlands. She enjoys teaching people about their land, and getting people out to the field to forests, fields, and wetlands.