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  1. Hello all! TNC-MI is hiring for a seasonal position in the UP to assist our full time land steward with preserve restoration, management, and outreach. More info as follows: The Preserve & Restoration Assistant performs and participates in preserve management, maintenance, restoration, and outreach in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The position will be approximately 90% field work and 10% office work. This is a temporary, full time, 35-hours per week position, and is based out of Marquette, MI. This position will last 17 weeks beginning approximately April 26 and ending approximat
  2. Hey all, we have a position open for a Restoration Associate with the Michigan Chapter's "Roving Crew" - our team that does restoration/management across all TNC properties in the state. It's an awesome way to see everything from the Keweenaw to Western Lake Erie, get a ton of experience across all types of ecosystems, and work with a really cool crew. The posting can be found here: https://careers.nature.org/psp/tnccareers/APPLICANT/APPL/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=49216&PostingSeq=1 It
  3. Is this map viewer really public? - http://midnr.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=49bac67620ed4365a0a365cdb47040eb It's listed as public but not sure if you actually have to be in the HWA group to view it. You could also reach out to the E/O subcommittee lead, @Sue Tangora who might have more updated static maps/materials. Also, just FYI that as of July 1 we've officially transferred TNC's role in the HWA work to @Kaldis Grants so he's your point of contact from now on!
  4. Here's the MDARD pesticide application business road check form - useful for self-review to determine compliance! https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mda/Pesticide_Application_Business_Road_Check_270084_7.pdf From here: https://www.michigan.gov/mdard/0,4610,7-125-1569_16988_35287---,00.html "This is in the official MDA inspector checklist used to determine compliance with Michigan's pesticide laws and regulations while making a commercial pesticide application."
  5. A colleague in southern Ohio reached out to the TNC invasives/stewardship email lists with questions about small carpetgrass control. His message is as follows: I work in southern Ohio and like many places, we’ve had an unusually wet year. This has apparently contributed to an explosion of small carpetgrass (Arthraxon hispidus) in some of our managed grasslands. We’ve been mowing monocultures of Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) and Chinese lespedeza (Sercicea lespedeza) before seed set in some areas and apparently by reducing the prevalence of these plants we inadvert
  6. See posting here: Additional details can be found at www.nature.org/careers - use the map to navigate to Frankfort, MI (NW Lower Peninsula) and click on the pin to apply.
  7. The Nature Conservancy in Michigan is currently hiring a seasonal crew of one crew leader and six crew members to carry out freshwater dune system restoration via terrestrial invasive plant control in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore area of Northwest Lower Michigan. This crew will work with staff from the National Park Service at Sleeping Bear and other regional conservation partners from May 14 through August 16, 2018 and will be based out of a seasonal field office in Frankfort. Interested applicants may apply at www.nature.org/careers (use the interactive map viewer to locate F
  8. Hello all WM CISMA and WM Conservation Network partners! Please see the link below for downloading the newest version of the strategic plan that was discussed at our October partner meeting: If there are any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thanks as always for the support and input toward the development of this document.
  9. As described in the 2016 MISGP Handbook, CISMAs applying for funding will receive 20 additional points if their project proposal includes the development or implementation of a strategic plan. Attached at the bottom of this post (and also located in forum Downloads) is an example of such a plan developed by the Michigan Invasive Species Coalition. In very general terms, a strategic plan should align clear focus at a high level on desired goals and outcomes, and then more explicitly define the strategies (and associated activities) that would be used to achieve those goals and out
  10. One of the notes I had from our Annual Meeting was to request more input on anything that should be added to the cookbook Katie G. is working on. This is the place for it, post all your ideas! - What would have been good to know when your CISMA was first forming? - What have you had to figure out along the way that there should be a template for? - Anything else?
  11. As coordinator of this "CISMA" (can I call our Alliance that?) I wanted to offer a few things that would be helpful starting points for those interested in more detail on our coastal restoration efforts. Attached to this post is an MDA fact sheet that gives a good overview of our invasive plant control to date and an insert that ran in the TNC magazine with some info and Q&A from me. I would also offer Nature.org/Dunes and Conservation Gateway - Eastern Lake Michigan for more details on the work. If you are interested in learning more, post up in this thread. I will add additio
  12. Just wanted to say that the layout and function of this forum is top-notch. Great job Amos and Claire!
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