MVPP 2020 Annual Meeting

9:30am - 3:00pm Thursday, December 3, 2020

The Michigan Vernal Pools Partnership is going virtual in 2020! Please join us on December 3 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 can be downloaded below, highlights include:

  • Impacts of Urbanization on Genetic Diversity and Connectivity of Vernal Pool Amphibians with Dr. Jared Homola, Research Associate, MSU Department of Fisheries & Wildlife
  • Evaluating and Identifying High Quality Vernal Pools for Conservation with Richard Staffen, Zoologist/Conservation Biologist, Wisconsin Natural Heritage Conservation Program, and Betsy Leppo, Invertebrate Zoologist, Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program
  • Implementing an Effective and Sustainable Citizen Science Program: Michigan Clean Water Corps with Dr. Jo Latimore, Aquatic Ecologist & Outreach Specialist and Michigan Clean Water Corps Coordinator, MSU Department of Fisheries & Wildlife
  • Citizen Scientists' Workshop--updates and training videos from the Michigan Vernal Pool Patrol, mobile data collection, 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.


Questions? Contact Julie Stoneman,


Registration deadline: Tuesday, December 1. Registrants will receive remote access information.


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Hope to see you on December 3!


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