Michigan 4-H is growing current and future leaders. The largest youth development organization in Michigan, 4-H provides more than 200,000 young people with experiential learning opportunities that enable them to explore new interests and discover their passion.
MSU Extension helps potential homeowners understand the complex home-buying process and learn the true costs of home ownership. Our programs help households that have been through foreclosure learn how to reestablish their financial futures.
The Great Lakes Fisheries Leadership Institute is designed to provide emerging fishery leaders with the knowledge and skills to effectively interact with Great Lakes fishery management organizations.
Some of Michigan's most important natural resources are often overlooked: Great Lakes coastal wetlands. These unique habitats are integrally tied to the health and diversity of the Great Lakes ecosystem.
A "rip current" is a seaward-moving current. Try to imagine a sandy underwater river suddenly forming and occurring on the bottom of the lake.
Boaters and anglers in particular need to know how to identify and avoid commercial fishing nets. The three types of nets currently used are gill nets, trap nets and salmon nets. Check this site to learn how the nets work, what they look like and how they must be marked in the water.
Michigan Sea Grant agents continue to assist coastal communities throughout the state in recognizing the close ties between a healthy ecosystem and a vital economy.
Michigan Sea Grant is a cooperative program of the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. It is one of 30 Sea Grant programs nationwide, including six programs in the Great Lakes states.
Michigan’s natural resources – water, forests, fisheries and wildlife – are economic drivers and important to our quality of life. Our programs improve public understanding of Michigan’s natural resources, help landowners and communities use those assets for sustainable long-term social and economic development, conserve natural resources for future generations, and broaden stakeholder engagement in natural resources decision making.
Michigan State University Extension's Citizen Planner Program was developed to address the basic, ongoing training needs of citizens appointed to serve on local land use planning bodies. The statewide program is being made available, in part, by funding support from People and Land.