Training and Stewardship

We believe education and community involvement are key elements of environmental stewardship. HRM offers a variety of services intended to provide outstanding, unique training opportunities as well as excellent opportunities to involve citizens in protecting, restoring and monitoring habitats. These services, in conjunction with existing projects, can foster environmental awareness, decrease project costs, and increase favorable opinions of changes made in the community.

Training Workshops:

  • Best Development and Management Practices for Preserving Wildlife
  • An Introduction to Amphibians and Reptiles of the Great Lakes Region
  • An Introduction to Inventory and Monitoring Techniques for Amphibians and Reptiles
  • Creating and Maintaining Amphibian and Reptile Habitat in the Landscape
  • Vernal Pool Ecology and Importance
  • Constructing Functional Wetlands with Emphasis on Vernal Pools
  • Wetlands of Michigan: Not Mosquito-Infested Wastelands
  • Conducting an Animal Rescue and Translocation: An Approach to Conservation
  • Use of Prescribed Fire in Herpetofaunal Conservation
  • Use of Air Photo Interpretation and GIS in Ecosystem Mapping and Assessment
  • Importance of Urban Ecosystems for Wildlife Conservation

 HRM-Lead Stewardship Opportunities

  • Community Natural Area Field Trips
  • Invasive Species Removal
  • Frog and Salamander Monitoring
  • Vernal Pool Monitoring
  • Rain Garden Projects
  • Herpathon™ Event