Michigan Chapter
Michigan Chapter

"This grand show is eternal.  It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising.  Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and glowing, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls." John Muir.

ORGANIZATION

The Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) is an incorporated private nonprofit scientific and educational (501 (c) (3)) organization that serves as an advocate for conservation professionals and for science-based conservation practice, programs, and policy.  Society members include researchers, administrators, planners, policymakers, technical advisers, teachers, students, farmers and ranchers.  Our members come from nearly every academic discipline and many different public, private and nonprofit institutions.

Our work targets conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources on working land - land used to produce food, fiber and environmental services that improve the quality of life that people experience in rural and urban communities.  This includes:

  • Promoting research, experimentation, demonstrations and other technical work in soil and water conservation.
  • Stimulating communication among professional workers in soil and water conservation for mutual exchange of knowledge, facts and experience.
  • Promoting and providing opportunities for professional development training in the science and art of soil, water and related renewable natural resource conservation and management to achieve sustainability.
  • Sustaining the ethic and spirit of professionalism among conservationists through networking and mutual support.

OUR OFFICERS

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS EXECUTIVE COUNCIL 2019 MONTHLY TELECONFERENCE SCHEDULE
MI-SWCS XC 2019 telec sched.pdf
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MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS COMMITTEES

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS COMMITTEES LIST
Executive Council and Committees 9-18-19[...]
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CHAPTER OFFICER DUTIES

AND LEADER RESPONSIBILITIES

Chapter Officer duties.pdf
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Chapter Leader Responsibilities.pdf
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BYLAWS

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS BYLAWS (Amended 10/29/18)
Michigan_Chapter_SWCS_Bylaws_10-29-2018_[...]
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STRATEGIC PLAN

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS 5 YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN 2-7-14
The Michigan Chapter SWCS 5 Year Strategic Plan was developed 2013-2014.
Strategic Plan_June3.pdf
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MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS REGIONS

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS REGIONS
This is a map that shows the location and boundaries of the 3 Regions of the Michigan Chapter SWCS. It includes a listing of the counties associated with each Region.
Michigan Chapter Regions.pdf
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MEETING AND TELECONFERENCE MINUTES

OCTOBER 4, 2019, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL TELECONFERENCE MINUTES
10-4-2019_MISWCS_minutes.pdf
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SEPTEMBER 6, 2019, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL TELECONFERENCE MINUTES
9-6-2019_MISWCS_minutes.pdf
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AUGUST 9, 2019, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL TELECONFERENCE MINUTES
8-9-2019 MISWCS minutes.pdf
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JULY 12, 2019, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL TELECONFERENCE MINUTES
7-12-2019_MISWCS_minutes.pdf
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JUNE 7, 2019, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL TELECONFERENCE MINUTES
6-7-2019_MISWCS_minutes.pdf
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MAY 3, 2019, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL TELECONFERENCE MINUTES
5-3-2019_MISWCS_minutes.pdf
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APRIL 5, 2019, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL TELECONFERENCE MINUTES
4-5-2019_MISWCS_minutes.pdf
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MARCH 1, 2019, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL TELECONFERENCE MINUTES
3-1-2019_MISWCS_minutes.pdf
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FEBRUARY 1, 2019, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL TELECONFERENCE MINUTES
2-1-2019_MISWCS_minutes.pdf
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JANUARY 4, 2019, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL TELECONFERENCE MINUTES
1-4-2019_MISWCS_minutes.pdf
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IN THE NEWS

MATT LOHR, CHIEF, USDA-NRCS

on YouTube at the

SWCS 74TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS HONORED WITH TWO AWARDS AT THE SWCS 74TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA!

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS

NEWSLETTERS

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS

2019 ANR SEMINAR

Presentations

THE MONARCH EFFECT

A VR180 Video By EDF

THE STATE OF SCIENCE...

2019 UCSUSA publication

THANK WARMING CLIMATE FOR BIGGER MIDWEST MAIZE YIELDS

Great Lakes Echo

(Note: If you read this one, also read the one below!)

AMERICANS HAVE PLANTED SO MUCH CORN THAT IT'S CHANGING THE WEATHER

Grist Climate Desk

(Note: If you read this one, also read the one above!)

FARMS UNDER THREAT

The State of America's Farmland

American Farmland Trust

Report

What Will Persuade Rice Farmers In Punjab To Stop Setting Fires In Their Fields?

NPR  Morning Edition Report

LIVING SOIL FILM

Produced by the
Soil Health Institute

JOIN OR DONATE!

"There are national associations for the preservation of wild flowers and the preservation of propagation of wildlife, but not for the preservation of the soil.  Conservation of this most fundamental and important of all resources is seldom seriously considered by anyone not directly or indirectly associated with the ownership or management of a farm, and is too infrequently considered even by the farmers themselves." 1928  Hugh Hammond Bennett, co-founder of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (formerly the Soil Conservation Society of America)

BECOME A MEMBER OF SWCS!

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS
WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWC[...]
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DONATE TO THE MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS GENERAL FUND TO SUPPORT EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING

 

 

DONATE TO THE MICHIGAN SCHOLARSHIPS IN CONSERVATION FUND

 

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