Heading to The Stewardship Network Conference this weekend!

A key aspect to excellent natural areas stewardship is frequently exchanging ideas and techniques with people who do similar work. I’ll be heading to The Stewardship Network Conference Friday and Saturday to do just that.  According to their website “The Stewardship Network connects, equips and mobilizes people and organizations to care for lands and waters in their communities.” Their conference plays a key role in fulfilling that mission.

TSN_ConferenceWhat will I be doing at the conference? There is a great lineup of talks and workshops, including learning about oak savanna restorationinvasive species control, prescribed fire, chainsaw maintenance, volunteer management, Phragmites control, and much more. I will also meet representatives of of conservation and land management organizations from across Michigan and the Midwest.

I’ll check in next week to share what I learned!

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About Ben VanderWeide

I am the Natural Areas Stewardship Manager for Oakland Township Parks and Recreation in southeast Michigan. I have a doctorate in biology (focused on plant ecology) and I am passionate about protecting and managing natural areas.

3 thoughts on “Heading to The Stewardship Network Conference this weekend!

  1. Thanks for going. Looking forward to hearing how we can apply some of what you learn at the conference in Oakland Township.

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