Conservation Training

Shoreline and Shallows Conference

March 9, 2023

Location: East Lansing, MI

The title of this year’s conference is “Improving Habitat for People, Fish, and Wildlife” and will include topics on the current state of Michigan's shorelines through the National Lake Assessment, why woody structure is good for lakes and how it can be used for In-Lake Habitat Improvements such as "fish sticks" and "turtle logs". The conference will also provide highlights of one of the largest woody structure installation projects for shoreline erosion control in Michigan, discussion about the future state of bioengineering, aquatic plants and an overview of the best management practices associated with the updated shoreline permits.