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"Ecological Surveys of Southern Michigan: Reflections on the Importance of Public Lands."

Michigan Botanical Club, SW Chapter Presents


"Ecological Surveys of Southern Michigan"

By Jesse Lincoln


                 At the People’s Church, October 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM

(Socializing begins at 6:30 PM)




Jesse states: “My experience surveying state lands over the past 8 seasons has been transformative. I have surveyed over 100,000 acres during that time and that work has allowed me to develop a rich appreciation for public lands and a unique perspective regarding their importance for regional biodiversity. I will take you on a tour of some of these areas and describe how the work has influenced my thinking. I have concerns about the future and the wellbeing of some of these special places and my hope is that you will leave with a new appreciation for the public lands in our region”.




Jesse was born and raised in West Michigan and I currently reside in Grand Rapids. I am a graduate of Grand Valley State University where I studied the interactions of tree of heaven and legumes. I have been working as an ecologist for MNFI since 2010 and have conducted vegetation surveys across state lands throughout southern Michigan.