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E-M:/ Reminder - Land use seminar series

The Conservation Technology Information Center and Michigan Department of Environmental Management want to remind you of the 2001 Michigan Seminar Series on land use and related issues.  The two remaining seminars are to be in Grand Rapids on May 8th and in Ann Arbor on May 21st.


May 8 – Grand Rapids overview - Land Use, Conservation, and Protection

Local officials, researchers, planners, and foundations provide examples of their efforts in the areas of monitoring land use change with GIS, farmland preservation, watershed-based partnerships, and local and regional planning.  Each will discuss their work as it relates to urban sprawl in west Michigan.  The examples and information provided can be utilized in other areas.  Cost:  $30, including continental breakfast and lunch.


May 21 – Ann Arbor overview – Open Space & Conservation Development Efforts

This session features tools and techniques used by area citizens, researchers, and practitioners in response to the impacts associated with urban sprawl in southeast Michigan.  Topics to be discussed include Green Ways in southeast Michigan, citizen monitoring, wetland mitigation for conservation development, open space ordinances, and more.  The tools, technologies, and programs presented will be applicable to other areas of Michigan and surrounding states.  Cost:  $30, including continental breakfast and lunch.


Seminar agendas can be found on the CTIC web site at www.ctic.purdue.edu or the MDEQ Surface Water Quality Division – Nonpoint Source Program web site at http://www.deq.state.mi.us/swq/nps/npshome.htm.   If you have any questions or would like to register for one or both remaining seminars, please contact CTIC at 765-494-9555 or email ctic@ctic.purdue.edu.