Michigan Chapter
Michigan Chapter

“All of us humans have myriad other species to thank. Without them, we couldn't exist. It's that simple, and we can't afford to ignore them”...“nor the sweet mother earth that births and holds us all. Without us, Earth will abide and endure; without her, however, we could not even be.” Alan Weisman, The World Without Us (New York, 2007), p. 369.

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PUBLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY CHAPTER MEMBERS

"Phosphorus Losses in Surface Runoff and Tile Drainage - Ontario Experience" by Tim Harrigan, Region 4 Director, Michigan Chapter SWCS, 2016.
MSUE Newsletter Harrigan 4 11.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [125.2 KB]

PUBLICATIONS AND ARTICLES FROM OTHER SOURCES

Northeast-Midwest Institute Releases Report on Conservation Effectiveness in Watersheds in the Upper Mississippi River Basin

Press Release

Report

Betrayal at the USDA (2018), Union of Concerned Scientists

An Eleventh Commandment: With Special Reference to Michigan State University, by Dr. George Bird, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Entomology, Michigan State University, 2010. Micro-Essay No. 61

"ROTATING CROPS - TURNING PROFITS -  How Diversified Farming Systems Can Help Farmers While Protecting Soil and Preventing Pollution", A publication by the Union of Concerned Scientists, May 2017.

"Cultivating Clean Water: State-Based Regulation of Agricultural Runoff Pollution", March 2010, Environmental Law and Policy Center.

Soil microbes flourish with reduced tillage, phys.org, October 4, 2016

Sustaining our Soils and Society - American Geological Institute Publication

SAGINAW BAY WATERSHED PARTNERSHIP FACT SHEET
New RCPP Factsheet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.3 MB]
Funding Supports Work to Reduce Phosphorus Loss to Waterways
Publication from the Ontario Federation of Agriculture
Phosphorus funding announcement_updated-[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [203.6 KB]

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations by Dr. David R. Montgomery (a review)

 

The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan (a review)

 

The Ecology of Agricultural Landscapes: Long Term Research on the Path to Sustainability: Edited by Stephen K. Hamilton, Julie E. Doll, and G. Philip Robertson. (Oxford University Press)

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

INTERNATIONAL SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION SOCIETY

SWCS CONSERVATION MEDIA LIBRARY

SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

LIVING SOIL FILM AT SOIL HEALTH INSTITUTE

HUGH HAMMOND BENNETT
THE FATHER OF SOIL CONSERVATION

Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Districts website

USDA-NRCS History website

Arlington National Cemetery website

Creation of the Soil Erosion Service

Wikipedia website

OTHER NORTH CENTRAL REGION CHAPTER WEBSITES

     Hoosier (Indiana) Chapter 

 

     Iowa Chapter

 

     Minnesota Chapter

 

     Missouri Chapter

 

     Ontario Chapter

    

     Wisconsin Chapter

CHAPTER WEBSITES IN OTHER REGIONS

OTHER CONSERVATION ORGANIZATIONS

     American Farmland Trust

     Conservation Technology Information Center

     Great Lakes Commission

     Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program

     Michigan Association of Conservation Districts

     Michigan Chapter North American Lakes Management Society

     Michigan Water Stewardship Program

     World Wildlife Fund

RELATED RESOURCE CONSERVATION SITES

     Farmland Information Center

     Global Phosphorus Research Initiative

     Keeping it on the Land - Great Lakes Sediment & Nutrient Reduction

     The Resource Institute of Michigan (TRIM)

     Wolfe's Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment website

STATE ENVIRONMENTAL DEPARTMENTS AND DIVISIONS

     Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

          Environmental Programs

     MDARD Press Releases

          Moving Goalposts: The Challenge of Lake Erie Algal Blooms

               Part 1 "Introduction"

               Part 2 "What we Know we don't Know"

              Part 3 "Things we Know but Can't Change"

               Part 4 "Things We've Always Known"

     Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy

          Land Division

          Water Division

FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES

     United States Department of Agriculture

          USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

          USDA-NRCS Michigan

     United States Environmental Protection Agency

COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY LINKS

        Michigan State University

     MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

     MSU Ag and Natural Resources Week Information

     MSU Institute of Water Research (IWR)

          IWR EnviroImpact Nutrient Management Tool

 SCIENCE ORGANIZATIONS

UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS (UCUSA)

SOCIETY FOR SCIENCE & THE PUBLIC website

OTHER LINKS

THE MONARCH EFFECT

A VR180 Video By the Environmental Defense Fund

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW: THE CLEAN WATER ACT

LAWShelf Educational Media Video

THE STATE OF SCIENCE...2019 - UCSUSA publication

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

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"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)

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