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ONLINE – Vernal Pool Monitoring Workshop
May 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join Michigan Natural Features Inventory, MSU Extension District 4 and Huron Pines for an online orientation to vernal pool monitoring May 16, 10am-12pm.
The free program is open to 30 participants. Register here.
The focus will be on Northern Michigan and vernal pools local to the region. Vernal pools are small, temporary wetlands that are important for maintaining healthy forest ecosystems. Because these wetlands dry up seasonally and lack fish populations, they provide critical breeding habitats for amphibians and invertebrates. Vernal pools are also extremely vulnerable to climate change and various land use practices.
The presentation will give an introduction to vernal pools, how they are monitored, what you might expect to find there and how you can get involved with documenting them on your property or in your area.
Training will be provided via the online platform Zoom with full details provided upon registration. Event is supported by Great Lakes Fishery Trust.
Read more about vernal pools in our April blog here: https://huronpines.org/2020/03/23/understanding-and-protecting-vernal-pools/