2014 Convention Presentations

Presentations from MACD are made available with permission from event speakers.  Presentations below are from the 2014 Convention, Click the links to view.

Building a Foundation of Support.  Steve Law

Case for a Millage.  Susan Spencer, Manistee Conservation District

Climate Change Adaptation and Lessons Learned. Keynote Address.  Stephen Handler, USDA Forest Service

Climate Change and Michigan Forests.  Stephen Handler, USDA Forest Service

DNR AIS Update.  Nicholas Popoff, MDNR Fisheries Division

Large Volume Water User-Rights Responsibilities and Requirements.  Lyndon Kelley, MSUE

Northwest Invasive Species Network.  Katie Grzesiak, Grand Traverse Conservation District

Obtaining Non-Point Source Funding for Wetland Restoration.  Rob Zbiciak, Bob Sweet, DEQ Non-Point Source Program

Preserving Your Land Wealth, Ensuring Your Legacy.  Allen Herceg, Landowners Planning and Resource Group

Roadmap to MSUE IPM and other Ag Expertise.   Erin Lizotte, MSUE

Saving Irrigation Water. Lyndon Kelley, MSUE

Using Social Media to Share Your Message.  Katie Grzesiak, Grand Traverse Conservation District

Social Media Information Handout.  Katie Grzesiak, Grand Traverse Conservation District

Event Presentation Materials Archive:

Conserving Native Pollinators and their Habitat, Jennifer Hopwood, Xeres Society for Invertebrate Conservation

CWMA's - District Participation Panel Discussion:  Sue Tangora, MDNR: Pat Ruta, USFS; Shaun Howard, TNC; Ann Hruska, Dickinson CD.

Developing Foundation Support, Mark Randolf, Kalkaska CD

Developing the Leaders Around You, Christy Roman, Antrim CD

Environmental Laws and Permitting: What Does it Mean to You? Rob Zbiciak, MDEQ

Expanding Your Customer Base - tools and techniques to reach new customers, Sandra Penn, USDA-NRCS

Feral Swine in Michigan, Timothy Wilson, USDA-APHIS

Fertilizing Michigan Fruit Crops, Mark Longstroth, MSUE Educator

Fundraising Programs that Will Help Build Your District's Volunteer Base, Cydney Steeb, Emmet CD
Master Naturalist Program
Emmet Conservation District Master Naturalist Program

How to Promote Stewardship in this Economy. June Moss, USDA-NRCS
Human Resources Presentation Series.  Patty Gamin, H.R. Consultant

Insurance Options for Conservation Districts, Joe Fischer, Fischer Insurance

Invasive Species Bio Controls: EAB and Spotted Knap Weed. Leah Bauer, USDA-FS and Brendan Carson, MSU

Invasive Plant Species:  Chemical Controls. Vern Stephens, MDNR

Land Acquisition / Preservation through Life Insurance.  Kevin W. Blanton, JD AVP/Associate Council, John Hancock Life Insurance
Planning with Conservation Easements

Native Pollinator Conservation: What's all the Buzz?
Pollinator Gardens.  Vern Stephens, MI Dept. of Natural Resources Wildlife Division
Pollinators and other Beneficial Insects.  Kelly Goward, Allegan Conservation District
CRP-SAFE Update.  Dale Allen, USDA - Farm Service Agency

NRCS Plant Materials Program, Jennifer Taylor, USDA - NRCS  
Rose Lake Plant Materials Center & Michigan Plant Materials Committee

QuickBooks Sessions, Colleen Reynolds

Resource Needs Assessments.  Joanne Barnard, Barry Conservation District Executive Director
RNA Potential Stakeholders document 
Data Sources

Selling Trees - The Economic Values of a Windbreak, June Moss, USDA - NRCS 
Use Economic Benefits to Promote Tree Sales.

Social Media Marketing, Michael Green, Myndflux Media & Gerah Dutkiewicz, Richmond Creative
Social Media Marketing

Starting Fresh, Grant Seeking Workshop. Robin Grinnell, Grants Consultant
Starting Fresh, Grant Seeking 101

Swamp Buster, Dale Allen, USDA-FSA and Betsy Dierberger USDA-NRCS

Urban Water Quality Education for Homeowners, Kelly Goward, Allegan and Ottawa Conservation Districts

Working with Private Forest Landowners in their Native Habitat, 

Writing a News Release.  Pat Steward, MSU