This workshop focuses on the emerging challenge of conserving Crop Wild Relatives, those native plants that are closely related to the important food crops that we are inextricably linked to today. Continue reading
This workshop will focus on increasing numbers of non-native invasive plants (NNIP) of Northern Michigan and Northwest Wisconsin that are radically transforming our region’s natural ecosystem. Strategies will be explored for controlling and limiting their impact. There will be field-work, lab instruction, presentations, and discussions. Forty to fifty species will be identified. The workshop will open with a blessing from tribal elders and close with a traditional talking circle. Continue reading
Karen Anderson at the 13th annual North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) International Conference highlighted native plant and pollinator work by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) Natural Resource Department and the Zaagkii Wings and Seeds Partnership on October 22-24, 2013. Karen, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Natural Resources Department Plant and Greenhouse Technician, made a presentation at the NAPPC event in Washington D.C. Continue reading
On Friday, October 4, 2013, the Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College (KBOCC) hosted the sixth Native Plants Restoration and Pollinator Protection Workshop. This workshop provided by the Kinomaage/ Zaagkii Wings and Seeds series, focused on the theme “Forest Products and Plant Restoration”. Continue reading
The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) hosted a Forest Service Eastern Region Intertribal Nursery Workshop on August 13-14, 2013. The event was recapped nicely by the U.S. Forest Service. Continue reading
You are invited to a 6th Native Plants Restoration and Pollinator Protection Workshop for Native American Tribal Communities in Northern Michigan.
Get an overview of native plant restoration and pollinator-protection efforts among Native American tribal communities.
Gain insights into fungi harvesting, and establishing forest products. Continue reading
It’s not enough to rely on government programs like the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to pay for restoration projects; organization and funding on the local level is essential to pool all available resources to help the ecosystems. Like reconstructing elements of native plant communities, interconnecting people is vital to restoration success. Continue reading