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

PRESIDENT MAUREEN STINE'S 2016 OUTGOING REPORT
Outgoing President's Report_Stine_2016.p[...]
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BYLAWS

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS BYLAWS
Michigan_Chapter_SWCS_Bylaws_11-7-2012_R[...]
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STRATEGIC PLAN

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS STRATEGIC PLAN 2-7-14
The Michigan Chapter SWCS Strategic Plan was developed 2013-2014.
Strategic Plan_June3.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.7 MB]

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS REGIONS

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS REGIONS
This file contains a map that shows the location and boundaries of the 4 Regions of the Michigan Chapter SWCS, and also a listing of the counties associated with each Region.
Chapter Regions.pdf
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EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

MAY 5, 2017, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL TELECONFERENCE DRAFT MINUTES
05-05-2017_MISWCS_minutes.pdf
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APRIL 7, 2017, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL TELECONFERENCE MINUTES
04-07-2017_MISWCS_minutes.pdf
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FEBRUARY 3, 2017, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL TELECONFERENCE MINUTES
02-3-2017_MISWCS_minutes.pdf
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2016 Annual Meeting Minutes
Minutes from the October, 2016, Michigan Chapter SWCS Annual Meeting at Shanty Creek Resorts, Bellaire, MI.
2016 Annual Meeting Minutes.pdf
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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."  Hugh Hammond Bennett, co-founder of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (formerly the Soil Conservation Society of America)

BECOME A MEMBER OF SWCS!

SWCS MEMBER BENEFITS

Michigan Chapter Membership Benefits
Chapter_membership_flier_v10.pdf
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DONATE TO THE MICHIGAN SCHOLARSHIPS IN CONSERVATION FUND

 

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