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Science, Practice and Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems- January 13th -14th 2017

Program offered by The Stewardship Network

Location: Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center – 219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing MI 48824

The Stewardship Network is pleased to bring you two great days of informative presentations, networking sessions, and workshops that will focus on the Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems.

Join them for a great line up of presentations; connect with natural areas professionals, volunteers, and researchers with decades of experience, as well as students and newcomers to the field. Discover new ideas and techniques that you can integrate into your daily work. Through plenary talks, focused presentations, and workshops, conference participants will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of ecosystem restoration.

The 2017 Keynote Speaker is author and environmentalist, Dr. John Francis. After witnessing the 1971 San Francisco Bay oil spill, John chose to stop using motorized vehicles for 22 years and became known as “the planetwalker.” He also took a vow of silence after realizing his previously argumentative approach to environmental issues was detrimental to true understanding and collaboration. He did not speak for 17 years, ending the streak in 1990. He has since founded Planetwalk, a non-profit environmental awareness organization, and earned a PhD in Land Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is now a visiting associate professor.

– Join over 400 participants from across the Great Lakes Region and beyond
– Utilize discounted member, student, and presenter registration rates
– Enter Photography and Student Poster competitions with cash prizes
– Witness a Midewewin water ceremony

For more information on the event, to submit an abstract, or to register, visit https://www.stewardshipnetwork.org/2017-stewardship-network-conference

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