Northern Michigan Wild Link
Great Lakes Restoration Annual Conference
September2013
o 
o 
o 
o 

Inspire
Share the Success
Tools and Approach
Discuss Near Term Innovations
“Up North”
Michigan
10,000 Stream Miles
8 Million acres
Ecosystem
Resiliency
Tourism in Michigan adds $18.8 Billion and Employs 200,000
$2 Billion Sport
Fishing
Delivery System That Works
Relevant Priorities, Places and Practices
Results-Oriented Accountability
Landowner
Goals
Skills and

Assistance and
Waiting Lists
“Program Neutral”

Before
After

Common Priorities – Combining
Resources for Maximum Results
Delivery System That Works
Relevant Priorities, Places and Practices
Results-Oriented Accountability
Healthy Greenways
Connect communities
Concentrate development in
the right places
Sustain forests, farms and
working lands...
Food plots
Nest boxes
Quality timber management
Shrub plantings
Tree plantings
Invasives control
Stream/River habitat impr...
Credit: Kristin Hurlin
Maple River Wildlife Corridor, Emmet County, MI

“Ecological Corridors, Northwest Lower Michigan,” Dr. Richard Fischer, AC...
Bear home ranges in NW Michigan

Map courtesy of the Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources
M-115 near Cadillac
11 bears killed in past 5
years
Numerous near hits
Source: MDNR Website

Three mile stretch of I-75
25...
www.northernmichiganstreams.org
Targeting
for
Maximum
Benefit
After
Before
Impacts are Large in Rural
Michigan
Delivery System That Works
Relevant Priorities, Places and Practices
Results-Oriented Accountability
Before

Before

After
We Have the Science
Typical severe site
50 tons sediment per year

In March, Governor Snyder
signed a $20 million bill for
dredging bays and h...
YES – Consolidate Programs
YES – Change Traditional Approaches
ü  Improve Results
ü  Reduce Costs
ü  Reduce Demand on F...
Conservation
Innovation Grant

Other Funding Sources

Landowners
Frey Foundation
Michigan Coastal Management
Cooperative
P...
Purposefully Focused
Relevant and Necessary
Conservation
Right Sized
Shared Responsibility and
Shared Results
Results Orie...
Thank You!

Conservation Resource Alliance
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An innovative approach to delivering conservation results under Farm Bill, Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and state and federal programs is showcased in this case study, concluded recently in northern Michigan. This demonstration is setting the stage for more flexible, effective programming in the new Farm Bill and other conservation programs. This slide show was given by Amy Beyer, Director, Conservation Resource Alliance.

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  1. 1. Northern Michigan Wild Link Great Lakes Restoration Annual Conference September2013
  2. 2. o  o  o  o  Inspire Share the Success Tools and Approach Discuss Near Term Innovations
  3. 3. “Up North” Michigan 10,000 Stream Miles 8 Million acres
  4. 4. Ecosystem Resiliency
  5. 5. Tourism in Michigan adds $18.8 Billion and Employs 200,000
  6. 6. $2 Billion Sport Fishing
  7. 7. Delivery System That Works Relevant Priorities, Places and Practices Results-Oriented Accountability
  8. 8. Landowner Goals
  9. 9. Skills and Assistance and
  10. 10. Waiting Lists
  11. 11. “Program Neutral” Before
  12. 12. After Common Priorities – Combining Resources for Maximum Results
  13. 13. Delivery System That Works Relevant Priorities, Places and Practices Results-Oriented Accountability
  14. 14. Healthy Greenways Connect communities Concentrate development in the right places Sustain forests, farms and working lands Save money in flood protection, water treatment, erosion control Protect waterways Keep fish and wildlife healthy Are a key element in anticipating climate change
  15. 15. Food plots Nest boxes Quality timber management Shrub plantings Tree plantings Invasives control Stream/River habitat improvements Conservation easements
  16. 16. Credit: Kristin Hurlin
  17. 17. Maple River Wildlife Corridor, Emmet County, MI “Ecological Corridors, Northwest Lower Michigan,” Dr. Richard Fischer, ACOE
  18. 18. Bear home ranges in NW Michigan Map courtesy of the Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources
  19. 19. M-115 near Cadillac 11 bears killed in past 5 years Numerous near hits Source: MDNR Website Three mile stretch of I-75 25 car/elk accidents in past 5 years Source: MDNR Website
  20. 20. www.northernmichiganstreams.org
  21. 21. Targeting for Maximum Benefit
  22. 22. After
  23. 23. Before
  24. 24. Impacts are Large in Rural Michigan
  25. 25. Delivery System That Works Relevant Priorities, Places and Practices Results-Oriented Accountability
  26. 26. Before Before After
  27. 27. We Have the Science
  28. 28. Typical severe site 50 tons sediment per year In March, Governor Snyder signed a $20 million bill for dredging bays and harbors
  29. 29. YES – Consolidate Programs YES – Change Traditional Approaches ü  Improve Results ü  Reduce Costs ü  Reduce Demand on Federal Resources
  30. 30. Conservation Innovation Grant Other Funding Sources Landowners Frey Foundation Michigan Coastal Management Cooperative Program Conservation Norcross Foundation Partnership Initiative US Fish & Wildlife Service USDA Rural Development Sustain Our Great Michigan Department of Lakes - GLRI Transportation Americana Foundation Rotary Charities of TC
  31. 31. Purposefully Focused Relevant and Necessary Conservation Right Sized Shared Responsibility and Shared Results Results Oriented Accountability Regional Conservation Partnership Program 2013 Farm Bill
  32. 32. Thank You! Conservation Resource Alliance

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