MVPP 2021 Annual Meeting

1:00pm - 5:00pm Tuesday, December 7, 2021

The Michigan Vernal Pools Partnership will again be virtual in 2021! Please join us on the afternoon of December 7 to hear great guest speakers, connect with other vernal pool enthusiasts, and get the latest expert updates in vernal pool research, mapping and conservation. Agenda highlights include:

  • Lessons from Vermont: Implementing a Conservation Strategy for Vernal Pools in Vermont and Beyond: Mapping, Monitoring, and a Regional Database with Steve Faccio, Conservation Biologist, Vermont Center for Ecosystem Studies
  • Preliminary Remote Sensing and Field Results on Mapping and Classifying Vernal Pools in Great Lakes National Parks with Dr. Laura Borgeau-Chavez, Senior Research Scientist/Adjunct Assistant Professor, Michigan Tech Research Institute
  • Copperbelly Watersnakes and Vernal Pool Restoration with Jim Hazelman, State Coordinator, Partners for Fish and Wildlife, US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Partner accomplishments
  • Vernal Pool Patrol/Citizen Scientists--updates and a chance to ask the experts, share tips and strategies, and problem solve monitoring issues with fellow Vernal Pool Patrol coordinators and citizen scientists.

Who Should Attend: Anyone interested in vernal pool conservation in Michigan including researchers, scientists, state and federal agencies, local government representatives, businesses, members of the Vernal Pool Patrol (or those interested in monitoring/citizen science), teachers and students!

Questions? Contact Julie Stoneman,

Registration deadline: Monday, December 6, 5 pm. Remote access information will be provided to all registrants.

Hope to 'see' you on December 7!

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