Environmentalist Association (AAEA)
Michigan Natural Features Inventory
The African American Environmentalist Association (AAEA), founded in 1985, is a
national, nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to protecting the
environment, enhancing human, animal and plant ecologies, promoting the
efficient use of natural resources and increasing African American participation
in the environmental movement.
Agricultural Green Plan
Information on wildlife habitat in an agricultural context.
Alliance For The Great Lakes
The Alliance works to conserve and restore the world's largest freshwater
resource through policy, education and local efforts aimed at preserving the
Great Lakes region as a national treasure. It also works with the region's residents, enhancing
their understanding of how they can help, too, drawing on many resources,
working with teachers, scientists, economists, legal specialists, government
representatives, communities and individuals. The
Great Lakes are home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world! It's our
responsibility to ensure their health. Join the
Adopt-a-Beach program to create positive change for your local beach.
Audubon International spearheads education and conservation assistance programs
that promote environmental stewardship and sustainability. Programs encourage
pro-active, cooperative partnerships among Audubon International, landowners or
managers enrolled in the program, and local community organizations. Audubon
International believes that such positive relationships form the foundation for
sustained conservation action.
Association of State Wetland
The Association of State Wetland Managers is a nonprofit membership organization
established in 1983 to promote and enhance protection and management of wetland
resources, to promote application of sound science to wetland management efforts
and to provide training and education for our members and the public. A great
source for wetland news, publications, info on seminars and workshops and
Bird Studies Canada
Bird Studies Canada is recognized nation-wide as a leading and respected
not-for-profit conservation organization dedicated to advancing the
understanding, appreciation and conservation of wild birds and their habitats,
in Canada and elsewhere, through studies that engage the skills, enthusiasm and
support of its members, volunteers, staff and the interested public.
Carolinian Canada is a non-profit coalition of over 40 government and
non-government conservation groups and many individuals working to conserve the
ecological diversity of Canada's most threatened natural region. Find information
on habitats and species found in the Carolinian Zone of Canada.
Chicago Wilderness Program
Chicago Wilderness is dedicated to the protection, restoration, and stewardship
of the natural communities of the Chicago region through fostering their compatibility
with human communities whose lives they enrich.
Detroit Audubon Society
The Detroit Audubon Society (DAS) was founded in 1939 and is one of only two
chapters of the National Audubon Society in
Michigan. The mission is to promote awareness and protection of the environment through
education, research and advocacy. DAS supports local activities to foster the
preservation of birds and the clean air, water, wetlands, grasslands, woodlands
and other natural resources they depend upon.
Detroit River Canadian Cleanup
The Detroit River Canadian Cleanup (DRCC) is a community based partnership of
industries, businesses, government, academics, environmental and community
organizations that work collectively in helping to improve the health of the Detroit
River. In meeting the spirit of the Canada-U.S. Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement,
the purpose of the committee is to clean-up, enhance and sustain the ecosystem
of the Detroit River and its tributary watersheds.
Ducks Unlimited Canada
Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for
North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.
Ecology and Society
Ecology and Society is an electronic, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal devoted to the rapid
dissemination of current research.
Environment Canada - Ontario Region
Environment Canada is a science-based government department whose business
is helping Canadians live and prosper in an environment that is properly
protected and conserved. It's our goal to help make sustainable development a
reality in Canada and, by doing so, make our country an example to the world.
Evergreen brings nature to our cities through naturalization projects and
motivates people to create and sustain healthy, natural outdoor spaces and
gives them the practical tools to be successful. Information on naturalization
of schools, community projects, fund raising and other environmental issues such
as roof top gardening.
Friends of the St. Clair
The Friends of the St. Clair River Watershed provide fun, educational
experiences that engage the community in the protection of their water
resources. We promote scientific, volunteer-based water monitoring, watershed
stewardship, and the restoration and protection of the St. Clair River and other
Great Lakes Areas of Concern.
Great Lakes Information Network
The Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN) is a partnership that provides one
place online for people to find information relating to the binational Great
Lakes-St. Lawrence region of North America. GLIN offers a wealth of data and
information about the regionís environment, economy, tourism, education and more.
Thanks to its strong network of state, provincial, federal and regional partner
agencies and organizations, GLIN has become a necessary component of informed
decision making, and a trusted and reliable source of information for those who
live, work or have an interest in the Great Lakes region. Regional resources with
newsletters from across the Great Lakes region.
International Joint Commission
Canada and the United States created the International Joint Commission because they recognized that each
country is affected by the other's actions in lake and river systems along the
border. The two countries cooperate to manage these waters wisely and to protect
them for the benefit of today's citizens and future generations. Read the
quarterly news publication FOCUS,
now available in full English and French versions.
Kingston Wetlands Working Group
The Kingston Wetlands Working Group is a coalition of government and
non-government organizations committed to protecting and restoring wetland
ecosystems in the Kingston area through public education, good stewardship and cooperative action.
Descriptions of wetland habitat types, values and information on Kingston area wetlands and rehabilitation
projects. Also visit
Environment Canada for more information.
Lakewide Management Program (LaMP 2000)
A Lakewide Management Plan, or "LaMP", is a plan of action to assess, restore,
protect and monitor the ecosystem health of a
Great Lake. It is used to coordinate the work of all the government, tribal, and
non-government partners working to improve the
Lake ecosystem. A public consultation process is used to
ensure that the LaMP is addressing the public's concerns.
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Our mission is to drive improvements in environmental quality for the protection
of public health and natural resources to benefit current and future
generations. This will be accomplished through effective administration of
agency programs, providing for the use of innovative strategies, while helping
to foster a strong and sustainable economy. Features the manual 'Developing A
watershed Management Plan for Water Quality" in digital format.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Regardless of the size of your property, whether it is an urban back yard, a
"back forty", or more than a section, you can set goals and take the proper
steps to improve your property for wildlife. Every piece of property is
important to the big picture, and it is not too late to begin improving our
land. This guide provides the information you will need to conserve Michigan's
plants, animals, and ecosystems.
The Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNFI) program conducts field surveys to
locate and identify threatened and endangered species and communities throughout
the state, created and maintains a database of all relevant species and
community locations, provides data summaries and analysis in support of
environmental reviews, and provides biological expertise to the Department of
Natural Resources (DNR).
Visit DNR for information on MNFI.
National Council for Science and the Environment
The Council envisions a society where environmental decisions are based on an
accurate understanding of the underlying science, its meaning, and its
limitations. In such a society, citizens and decisionmakers receive accurate,
understandable, and integrated science-based information. They understand the
risks, uncertainties, and potential consequences of their action or inaction.
Visit the National
Library for the Environment, an
easy-to-use single-point entry to environmental information and data.
National Wetlands Inventory
The National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
produces information on the characteristics, extent, and status of the Nationís
wetlands and deepwater habitats.
Natural Heritage Information Centre
The Natural Heritage Information Centre (NHIC) compiles, maintains and provides
information on rare, threatened and endangered species and spaces in Ontario.
NatureServe Canada provides scientific information about Canadaís
species and ecosystems to help guide effective conservation action and natural
resource management. A part of the international
NatureServe network, it is a leading source for reliable information and analysis on the distribution
and conservation status of Canadaís plants, animals, and ecological communities. NatureServe
Canada works in close partnership with key federal and provincial agencies as well as international and multi-lateral initiatives
concerned with environmental protection.
Nature Conservancy of Canada
For over 40 years, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has been working to
protect Canadaís most threatened natural habitats and the endangered species that call them home.
NCC is Canadaís only national charity dedicated to preserving ecologically significant areas
through outright purchase, donations and conservation easements.
Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials
The University of Connecticut's Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) is an educational
program for local land use officials that addresses the relationship of land use
to natural resource protection. The site features innovative techniques to teach
local officials about the sources and impacts of nonpoint source (NPS)
pollution, how different land uses affect water quality, and what towns can do
to protect water quality. The unique educational approach of the project is to
use geographic information system (GIS) technology to simplify and explain the
complex relationship between land use to water quality.
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
The ministry is committed to protecting and managing the province's natural
resources, or its "natural capital", and making the interest from that capital
available for individuals, communities and economies that depend on it. In doing
so, the Ministry contributes to the environmental, social and economic
well-being of the people of Ontario, meeting not only today's needs, but also ensuring
these resources are available for future generations.
Ontario Society for Ecological Restoration
SER Ontario is part of an international organization committed to the
ecologically sensitive repair and management of ecosystems. Their mission is to
promote the practice of ecological restoration and provide educational
opportunities and materials for members and for the community at large.
Ontario Streams promotes the protection and rehabilitation of Ontario's
rivers and streams through education and community action.
Ontario Woodlot Association
The Ontario Woodlot Association (OWA) is a non-profit organization with a
network of regional chapters located across the province. The OWA brings woodlot
owners together to share ideas and learn about forest management. OWA promotes
sustainable forestry practices in private forests to ensure the viability of
these forests for future generations.
Royal Ontario Museum - species at risk
'Explore Ontario's Biodiversity' website is a public programming initiative of the Centre for
Biodiversity and Conservation Biology at the
Royal Museum. The aim of the site is to provide Ontario citizens with access to the latest
and most authoritative information about the distribution and status of Ontario's wildlife.
The 'Explore Ontario's Biodiversity' project has three main components:
Ontario Field Guides;
Ontario's Species at Risk;
The ROM Collections.
Region Environmental Network Exchange
Your on-line resource for environmental groups and initiatives in Sarnia-Lambton and North Chatham-Kent.
St. Clair Conservation District
The St. Clair Conservation District is a "unique" local unit of State
Government, that utilizes state, federal and private sector resources to solve
today's conservation problems. The mission to provide landowners in St. Clair
County with the resources, educational programs and materials, and professional
services through which to make wise decisions on the management of their natural
The Sarnia-Lambton Environmental Association's mission is to be recognized by
members, regulatory agencies, and the community for excellence in promoting and
fostering a healthy environment consistent with sustainable development
Society for Wetland Scientists
The SWS is a non-profit organization founded in 1980 to promote wetland science
and the exchange of information related to wetlands. The Society continues to
grow with members from most states and provinces in the
U.S., Canada, Mexico, and many other countries. The Society holds an annual meeting for the
presentation of scientific and technical information, for field trips to local
wetlands, and to support student wetland research. Wetland management tools,
links, careers and workshops, the site features a Canadian Chapter link that
highlights wetland news and wetlands in Canada.
University of Guelph - College of Biological Sciences
This Web site provides links of interest and information on botany and zoology
for habitat restoration and conservation.
U.S. Department of the Interior - Great Lakes Science Center
The Great Lakes Science Center exists to meet the Nation's need for scientific
information for restoring, enhancing, managing, and protecting living resources
and their habitats in the Great Lakes basin ecosystem.
U.S. EPA Great
Lakes National Program Office
The Great Lakes - Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario - form the largest
surface freshwater system on the Earth. The Great Lakes National Program Office
oversees and helps all Great Lakes stakeholders* work together in an integrated,
ecosystem approach to protect, maintain, and restore the chemical, biological
and physical integrity of the Great Lakes.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Great Lakes - Big Rivers Region 3
The Great Lakes-Big Rivers Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service includes
the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and
Wisconsin. The Region manages 1.2 million acres in refuge land and water on 46
national wildlife refuges and 9 wetland management districts, including more
than 240,000 acres in waterfowl production areas.
USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
The mission of the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center is to develop
research information on the quantitative ecological requirements for sustainable
wildlife populations, design and conduct studies of numbers and distribution of
flora and fauna including identification of change resulting from habitat loss
and modification and disseminate the latest in technical information and
research findings such that interested audiences benefit to the maximum extent
Wallaceburg Advisory Team for a Cleaner Habitat (WATCH)
WATCH's primary focus is water pollution, but the group also promotes public awareness and education on
water quality and the aquatic ecosystem. WATCH is part of the Industrial
Pollution Action Team (IPAT) and monitors industrial activities in the area as
per the terms set forth in the Ontario Environmental Bill of Rights.
Wetland Habitat Fund
The Wetland Habitat Fund (WHF) provides private landowners with financial
assistance for projects that improve the ecological integrity of wetland
habitats. The WHF is directly supported by Wildlife Habitat Canada, the Province
of Ontario and internationally by the North American Waterfowl Management Plan
Wildlife Habitat Council
The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) is a nonprofit, non-lobbying 501(c)(3) group
of corporations, conservation organizations, and individuals dedicated to
protecting and enhancing wildlife habitat. Created in 1988, WHC helps large
landowners, particularly corporations, manage their unused lands in an
ecologically sensitive manner for the benefit of wildlife.
Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes promotes environmentally sound
landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation,
restoration and establishment of native plant communities.
Wisconsin Lakes Partnership
The Wisconsin Lakes Partnership is a collaborative effort between the Wisconsin
Department of Natural Resources, the Wisconsin Association of Lakes and the
University of Wisconsin-Extension. Together these groups ensure the protection
of Wisconsin's inland lakes for future generations.
World Wildlife Fund
Founded in 1967, World Wildlife Fund Canada has become one of the country's
leading conservation organizations, enjoying the active support of more than