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Equip.
Mobilize.

Let’s get to work

Think of us as the broad trunk of a tree, sustaining an expanding canopy of flowering branches.

While we’re removing administrative hurdles and supporting TSN Member Communities with vital, right-sized, centralized services, they’re out in the field pouring thousands and thousands of annual work hours into our ecosystems. The “branches” then return their hard-won lessons and best practices to us so we can disseminate them to all. It’s a model suited to the scale of modern challenges and we’re just getting started.

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Image courtesy of Natural Areas Preservation (TSN Spring Challenge 2023)

Stewardship Defined

It's about embracing our responsibility and caring actively for the ecosystems we call home.
Consider pollution, exploitation, and all the other human actions that degrade our planet’s vital systems. Stewardship is diametrically opposed to all of these, consisting of direct, benevolent human actions that protect and rehabilitate your local lands and waters. Our species clearly wields the power to do profound harm, but we’re here to show how that same power can be used to heal.
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Upcoming Webcasts


August 14, 2024

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12:00 pm
Stewardship of our natural world is crucial in shaping effective responses to climate change now and in teaching our next generation of leaders the skills they’ll need to bring about both personal and collective action tomorrow.

GUEST:

Denise Keele

Denise Keele

Michigan Climate Action Network

Executive Director

September 11, 2024

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12:00 pm
The Kirtland’s Warbler no longer hovers at the edge of extinction, but while the warbler was removed from the Endangered Species List in 2019, the story does not end there.

GUEST:

Bill Rapai

Kirtland’s Warbler Alliance

Executive Director

October 9, 2024

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12:00 pm
Join us for this episode to hear from a dynamic DNR duo of dedicated volunteer + professional natural resource steward and learn about managing invasive species side by side.

GUEST:

Emily Leslie

Emily Leslie

Michigan DNR, Parks and Recreation Department - Stewardship Unit

Southwest Michigan Natural Resource Steward

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Meet our diverse, vibrant collectives caring for their local lands and waters.

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