Crop Wild Relatives Plants Workshop

Crop Wild Relatives Plants Workshop

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

Non-Native Invasive Plants Workshop

Non-Native Invasive Plants Workshop

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

Overview, Nursery Program, and Sand Point Restoration: Achieving a Shared Vision

Sand Point Restoration

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

Kinomaage Native Plants Workshop – Fall 2013

Native Plants Workshop

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

US Forest Service Eastern Region Intertribal Nursery Workshop

Nursery Workshop

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

Kinomaage Workshop October 4

Kinomaage Poster Oct 2013

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

Restoring Native Plants in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, a Community Effort

Community Effort

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

Kinomaage Success Story

Kinomaage Success Story

On September 13-14, 2012, representatives from four American Indian tribes in the Upper Great Lakes Basin met with US National Forest Service staff to continue sharing skills and experiences for use in collaborative efforts to restore and preserve native plants and protect pollinators. Continue reading