VPP training dates

January 13, 2023

Mark your calendars! If you are interested in getting involved in the Vernal Pool Patrol this year, or even need a refresher, consider attending the virtual training series. Organized into three parts, each week will be focused on a different topic: VP ecology, VP Species ID, and then VP protocol and data collection. These will also be available as recordings. This year's virtual training s

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Hoffmeister et al., 2022

October 6, 2022

A 2022 research article reviews how vernal pools are defined and mapped, as well as synthesizes the impacts that forest harvesting has on vernal pool ecosystems. Read more below! Hoffmeister et al 2022_ID Mapping Management of VPs in GL Region_nrs_2022_hofmeister_001 (1).pdf

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Learn More About Vernal Pools

Media Coverage

August 3, 2022

Interested in learning more about vernal pools and the Michigan Vernal Pools Partnership? Check out our news coverage from this past spring! MLive featured vernal pools twice, highlighting their biodiversity in, "Michigan's Short Lived Vernal Pools are the Coral Reefs of Our Forests", and fairy shrimp, "Where to Find Fairy Shrimp in Michigan's Woods This Spring"

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New Video Explores

New Video Explores Vernal Pools

March 7, 2022

The Michigan Nature Association, a Michigan Vernal Pools Partnership (MVPP) partner, in collaboration with the award-winning film crew of Fauna Creative, produced a new video called Ephemeral that captures the magic of vernal pools and some of the seldom-seen animals that rely on them. Watch the video here or at the link below. You can also learn more at the MVPP website,, where

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