WelcomeTrees and fish are more interrelated than you might think. As the slogan states: Michigan’s forests provide abundant clean water and quality fish habitat. Fish as well as humans and other wildlife greatly benefit from a trees ability to cast shade on the stream, prevent sediments and other pollutants from entering the stream, and directly input food and shelter into the streams food web, among other benefits.
Below you will find three different roles to chose from. Within your role you will find information on Scientific studies, Forestry Basics, Trout and their Stream, Forestry Impacts on Streams, BMPs and Streams, and the Forest to Stream Connection. This content was organized specifically for your role. If you would like to see more content, you can go through the different roles. Otherwise, the library button at the top of the page has all the content we have on this website. So what is your role in this delicate system?
As a natural resource professional, you are responsible for learning and understanding what is necessary to manage the land in a sustainable manner for all users; people, trees, and tiny algae all alike. Please take some time to learn something new from this page and apply it to your work. Thank you!
As someone who owns land or enjoys using natural resources, it is your responsibility to ensure that use and management, whether by you or others, is done in a way that ensures sustainability for all users and ecosystem functions. "We all live downstream", meaning we all are affected by our neighbors and predecessors. Please take some time to learn something new from this page and take the next step toward being a superior land steward. Thank you!
As an educator, you have a great responsibly of instilling compassion and urgency for sustainable land management in the next generation. These students of yours are why the current land managers and conservationists are all working so hard today. Without their understanding of natural resources, there will be fewer and fewer people who care about sustainable forests, clean water, and quality fish habitat. Please look around this page for any resources that can help you pass on this responsibility and compassion. Thank you!