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What's New
Michigan’s ‘firebird’ continues its ascent from near extinction
Great Lakes Echo (8/4)
Fifty years ago, the Kirtland’s Warbler was in danger of extinction, but a series of conservation efforts are bringing this environmental icon back to healthier numbers.

Celebrate Earth in a week-long celebration in Door County
Green Bay Press-Gazette (4/19)
In Wisconsin, in an effort to reforest pieces of Door County, local organizations will be planting over 5,000 trees on lands managed by The Nature Conservancy as a part of Celebrating Earth Week 2016.

Toledo is named ‘Tree City USA’ again
Toledo Blade (4/13)
Toledo, Ohio was again named “Tree City USA” for its urban forest management last year — the 36th straight year the city has received the designation. The city received $50,000 from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for two projects to plant urban tree canopies to increase beauty and “green livability.”

Invasive species threaten Michigan forests
Capital News Service (3/1)
A recently released Department of Natural Resources forest health report has some forestry experts worried about Michigan’s future ecological well-being. Pests such as the invasive hemlock wooly adelgid bug and the spruce budworm threaten several tree and animal species.

MMSD buys floodplain forest for Greenseams program
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (9/22)
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District has acquired 40 acres of a dense floodplain forest in the Town of Farmington, Wis.. Hydric soils in the floodplain serve as a low-lying sponge to absorb and store storm water during heavy rains and reduce downstream flows.

Thames Talbot Land Trust set to purchase 230-acre forest along the Lake Erie shoreline at Hawk Cliff
St. Thomas Times-Journal (9/18)
The Thames Talbot Land Trust is raising money to purchase and restore an environmentally significant 230-acre forest along the Lake Erie shoreline. The area is a habitat and breeding ground for rare, threatened and endangered species of plants and animals.

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Education
TEACH Great Lakes: Native Flora
Learn about native flora in the region, why native plants are important, and what threatens their growth.

Michigan Forests Forever Teacher's Guide
Michigan State University Extension
A comprehensive manual about Michigan forests, forestry and forest management. You'll find curriculum suggestions and many activities and exercises, all fully keyed to Michigan educational standards and benchmarks.

School of Forestry and Wood Products
Michigan Technological University

The World of Trees
Includes sections on seasonal changes; uses of trees; action and protection; and, teacher's resources, such as classroom experiments.

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Pest Management
Computational and Visualization Laboratory
Michigan State University
The CEVL was reestablished in 1998 to focus on the analysis and visualization of time-space dynamics of biological processes at scales ranging from local to global.

Gypsy Moth in North America
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Information on the gypsy moth, such as natural enemies, its affect on forests, spread, and managment.

Gypsy Moth News
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Published since 1979, this newsletter provides a forum for individuals concerned with research, control, and management of the gypsy moth.

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Publications
Forest Tree Genome Research Updates
Institute of Forest Genetics
Provides news and information about genome research in forest trees.

Forestry Library
University of Minnesota
Provides several bibliographies relevant to the study of natural resources including Social Sciences in Forestry; Trail Planning, Construction and Maintenance; and Urban Forestry.

Gypsy Moth News
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Published since 1979, this newsletter provides a forum for individuals concerned with research, control, and management of the gypsy moth.

Menominee Forest-Based Sustainable Development Tradition
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO)
The Menominee People have long recognized the need for balance between environment, community and economy both in the short term and for future generations.

Oak Openings
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and The Nature Conservancy
Oak Openings, the largest oak savanna/wet prairie complex in Ohio, sustains more state listed species than any other region of a similar size in the state.

Silva Fennica
Finnish Society of Forest Science and the Finnish Forest Research Institute
A journal that covers all aspects of forest research.

Tree Physiology
Heron Publishing
A journal that covers all aspects of tree physiology.

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State Forests
Indiana State Forests
Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Michigan Forests, Land & Water
Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Minnesota State Forests
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Ohio State Parks
Ohio Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Ontario's Forests
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

Pennsylvania State Forests
Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry

Wisconsin's State Forests
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

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Tree Species
Dendrome Project
Institute of Forest Genetics
A central electronic resource for the study of the molecular genetics of forest trees.

Key to the Conifers of Wisconsin
Wisconsin State Herbarium
Features photos, descriptions, common and scientific names, and statewide distribution maps.

Tree Identification Guide for Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Michigan State University Extension
Includes keys, distribution maps, taxonomy and more.

TreeGuide
Athenic Systems
A guide to the more common trees found in the eastern and central United States.

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Related Resources
GLIN: Agencies and Organizations, Forestry
GLIN: Biomass Energy in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Parks in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Plants of the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Sanctuaries and Reserves in the Great Lakes Region

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