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

Steve Schaub, President

 

Sarah Fronczak, President-elect

 

Heather Varboncoeur, Vice President

 

Katie Droscha, Past President

 

Kelly Goward, Treasurer

 

Daniel F. Kesselring, Secretary

 

Dan Busby, Region 1 Director

 

Zachary Curtis, Region 2 Director

 

Gary Boersen, Region 3 Director

 

Tess Van Gorder, Statewide At Large Director

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS EXECUTIVE COUNCIL 2024 MONTHLY MEETING SCHEDULE - 01/29/24 Edition
2024 Executive Council Meeting Schedule.[...]
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MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS MEMBERS

MEMBERS OF THE MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS IN JANUARY, 2024
Michigan Chapter SWCS Members 1-24.pdf
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MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS COMMITTEES

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS 2024 COMMITTEES (02/09/24 revision)
2024 Executive Council and Committees.pd[...]
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MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS STRATEGIC PLAN

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS STRATEGIC PLAN 2024-2029 UPDATE DOCUMENT
MISWCS_Strategic_Plan_Update_2024-2029.p[...]
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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 approximate 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

APRIL 11, 2024, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VIDEO MEETING MINUTES
04-11-2024_MiSWCS_minutes.pdf
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MARCH 14, 2024, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VIDEO CONFERENCE MINUTES
03-14-2024_MiSWCS_minutes.pdf
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FEBRUARY 08, 2024, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VIDEO CONFERENCE MINUTES
02-08-2024_MiSWCS_minutes.pdf
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JANUARY 12, 2024, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VIDEO CONFERENCE MINUTES
01-12-2024_MiSWCS_minutes.pdf
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DECEMBER 08, 2023, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VIDEO CONFERENCE MINUTES
12-08-2023_MiSWCS_minutes.pdf
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NOVEMBER 10, 2023, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VIDEO CONFERENCE MINUTES
11-10-2023_MiSWCS_minutes.pdf
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OCTOBER 13, 2023, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VIDEO CONFERENCE MINUTES
10-13-2023_MiSWCS_minutes.pdf
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SEPTEMBER 08, 2023, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VIDEO CONFERENCE MINUTES
09-08-2023_MiSWCS_minutes.pdf
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AUGUST 11, 2023, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VIDEO CONFERENCE MINUTES
08-11-2023_MiSWCS_minutes.pdf
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JULY 14, 2023, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VIDEO CONFERENCE MINUTES
07-14-2023_MiSWCS_minutes.pdf
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JUNE 09, 2023, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VIDEO CONFERENCE MINUTES
06-09-2023_MiSWCS_minutes.pdf
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MAY 12, 2023, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VIDEO CONFERENCE MINUTES
05-12-2023_MiSWCS_minutes.pdf
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APRIL 14, 2023, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VIDEO CONFERENCE MINUTES
04-14-2023_MiSWCS_minutes.pdf
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FEBRUARY 24, 2023, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VIDEO CONFERENCE MINUTES
02-24-2023_MiSWCS_minutes.pdf
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JANUARY 13, 2023, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VIDEO CONFERENCE MINUTES
01-13-2023_MiSWCS_minutes.pdf
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IN THE NEWS

OUR 2024 SEMINAR SPONSORS!

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SEE OUR NEW MICHIGAN SCHOLARSHIPS IN CONSERVATION PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP

WINNER HERE

SWCS STUDENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS NEWSLETTERS

USDA CLIMATE HUBS

"Adaptation, not irrigation recommended for Midwest corn farmers"

MSUTODAY

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)

MICHIGAN SWCS MEMBERS:
GIFT A ONE YEAR CONSERVATIONIST LEVEL MEMBERSHIP!

FILLABLE GIFT MEMBERSHIP FORM
Use this form to donate a gift membership to someone you think can benefit from a one year membership trial.
Fillable Chapter Gift Membership.pdf
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