Michigan Directory of Consulting Foresters:List of foresters by county - pdf file
Michigan Society of American Foresters (articles): http://michigansaf.org/ForestInfo/Newspaper/0000-Directory.htm
CALL THE MASTER GARDENER HOTLINE - 1-888-MSUE-4MI (888-678-3464)
These experts can help you make wise decisions about your garden, lawn and landscape problems. The toll-free number directs callers to a specialized team of Advanced Master Gardeners who can answer questions, identify plants and pest problems, and help callers understand their pest control options.
A few websites that might be good information resources for MACD staff and clientele.
Michigan Society of American Foresters (esp. the calendar): http://michigansaf.org/
Information regarding Emerald Ash Borer:
Wasps released to control ash borer. A tiny wasp was released in Evanston, Illinois this summer (2009) that may help control damage from the emerald ash borer. The wasp lays its eggs in the eggs of the ash borer. The tiny wasp larvae then hatch inside the borer's egg and eat it from the inside out. The wasps are specialized to prey only on ash borers; they pose no danger to animals and humans. Initial releases are in urban environments. Reportedly there have been encouraging tests in Michigan.
Insecticides for ash borer are described in a new bulletin that "provides the most up-to-date information and research on if, when, and how to treat ash trees." Find more information on: http://www.emeraldashborer.info/
Other Useful Links:
Michigan Association of Conservation Districts: www.macd.org
Michigan Natural Resources and Conservation Services: www.mi.nrcs.usda.gov/
Web Soil Survey: http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/app/
Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program: www.maeap.org
US Department of Agriculture/Natural Resources Conservation Service: www.nrcs.usda.gov
US Environmental Protection Agency: www.epa.gov/
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality: www.michigan.gov/deq
Michigan Department of Natural Resources: www.michigan.gov/dnr
Michigan Department of Agriculture: www.michigan.gov/mda
Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy: www.swmlc.org/
City of Kalamazoo Wellhead Protection Website: www.protectyourwater.net
Ducks Unlimited - National: www.ducks.org
Trout Unlimited - Kalamazoo Valley Chapter: www.kvctu.org
Michigan Land Trustees: www.michiganlandtrust.org
USDA Funds Available to Michigan Farmers: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/mi/newsroom/releases/?cid=NRCSEPRD1300451
Great Website for Teachers and Kids:
An interactive website – www.MiWaterStewardship.org – aimed at Michigan residents encouraging
them to take voluntary proactive steps to protect Michigan's water quality.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources: www.outdoorexplorersclub.com
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