Tree Frog Forestry News

Land Conservancy and partners receive a $375,000 grant to keep forests healthy as climate changes

By Kathy Jennings
Southwest Michigan’s Second Wave
May 21, 2020
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: US East, United States

More than 40,000 trees chosen for their ability to create forest habitats adapted for climate change and to withstand invasive species will be planted in southwest Michigan over the next two years. Work will be done in 14 different forested areas throughout the region to improve nearly 500 acres of forest by addressing invasive species, planting new forests, and diversifying existing forests. It’s part of a project to improve the health of existing forests and grow new forests in nature preserves and county parks spanning over 70 miles of latitude from northwest Indiana to the Grand River in West Michigan. Trees will be planted by The Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy (SWMLC) and four regional partners—Ottawa County Parks, The Nature Conservancy-Michigan, Chikaming Open Lands, and Shirley Heinze Land Trust.

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