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.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A MEMBER OF THE MICHIGAN CHAPTER?

FIND OUT HERE!

OUR CHAPTER OFFICERS

Shelby Burlew, President

 

Katie Droscha, President-elect

 

Gerald Miller, Vice President

 

Glenn O"Neil, Past President

 

Kelly Goward, Treasurer

 

Daniel F. Kesselring, Secretary

 

Dan Busby, Region 1 Director

 

Zachary Curtis, Region 2 Director

 

Gary Boersen, Region 3 Director

 

Steve Schaub, Statewide At Large Director

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS EXECUTIVE COUNCIL 2022 MONTHLY CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - 07/06/22 update
2022 conference schedule.pdf
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MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS COMMITTEES

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS 2022 COMMITTEES (05/31/22 version)
2022 Executive Council and Committees.pd[...]
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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
Michigan_Chapter_SWCS_Bylaws_10-29-2018_[...]
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MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS REGIONS

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS REGIONS MAP
This map shows the location and boundaries of the 3 Regions of the Michigan Chapter SWCS. It also includes a listing of the counties associated with each Region.
Michigan Chapter Regions.pdf
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EXECUTIVE COUNCIL CONFERENCE MINUTES

JUNE 03, 2022, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VIDEO CONFERENCE MINUTES
06-03-2022_MISWCS_minutes.pdf
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APRIL 01, 2022, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VIDEO CONFERENCE MINUTES
04-01-2022_MISWCS_minutes.pdf
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MARCH 04, 2022, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VIDEO CONFERENCE MINUTES
03-04-2022_MISWCS_minutes.pdf
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FEBRUARY 04, 2022, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VIDEO CONFERENCE MINUTES
02-04-2022_MISWCS_minutes.pdf
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JANUARY 07, 2022, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VIDEO CONFERENCE MINUTES
01-07-2022_MISWCS_minutes.pdf
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DECEMBER 04, 2021, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VIDEO CONFERENCE MINUTES
12-4-2020_MISWCS_minutes.pdf
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2021 ANNUAL MEETING MINUTES
2021 MiSWCS Annual Meeting minutes.pdf
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NOVEMBER 05, 2021, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VIDEO CONFERENCE MINUTES
11-05-2021_MISWCS_minutes.pdf
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OCTOBER 01, 2021, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VIDEO CONFERENCE MINUTES
10-01-2021_MISWCS_minutes.pdf
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SEPTEMBER 03, 2021, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VIDEO CONFERENCE MINUTES
09-03-2021_MISWCS_minutes.pdf
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AUGUST 06, 2021, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VIDEO CONFERENCE MINUTES
08-06-2021_MISWCS_minutes.pdf
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JULY 16, 2021, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VIDEO CONFERENCE MINUTES
07-16-2021_MISWCS_minutes.pdf
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IN THE NEWS

USDA CLIMATE HUBS

"Adaptation, not irrigation recommended for Midwest corn farmers"

MSUTODAY

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS NEWSLETTERS

CaRPE Tool

AFT's Carbon Reduction Potential Evaluation Tool

ADVANCING SOIL HEALTH THROUGH THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIPS

A PLAN FOR OHIO'S WATERSHEDS

H2OHIO

THE MONARCH EFFECT

A VR180 Video By EDF

FARMS UNDER THREAT

The State of America's Farmland

American Farmland Trust

Report

LIVING SOIL FILM

Produced by the
Soil Health Institute

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
Michigan Chapter Flyer.pdf
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BECOME A MEMBER OF SWCS!

"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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