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PSH: Restoration Planning

Friday, July 12th from 1pm-4pm @ SMLC’s Conservancy Farm ( 8383 Vreeland Road, Superior Township, MI 48198)

Professional Stewards Hike Julie McLaughlin, the Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy Stewardship Coordinator, will lead a discussion at SMLC’s Conservancy Farm site on whether and how to restore active agricultural lands and fallow lands.

Some questions to consider:

  • – How do we monitor the success of the fallow fields going from farmed > hayed > fallow > restored?
  • – What economic and ecological factors determine the future land use for the actively farmed areas? How might we shift from traditional to sustainable agriculture as identified in SMLC’s Farm Purpose Statement? How might wetland mitigation be an alternative outcome?
  • – How do we manage the high quality remnant woods on the site? Buffer size, thinning, etc?
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