Research & Mapping
Understand the status, distribution and ecology of vernal pools to best inform conservation measures.
- Continue and expand statewide vernal pool mapping and monitoring efforts (multi-faceted: citizen science program and targeted vernal pool mapping & research projects/efforts).
- Examine vernal pool data collection protocol and standards with protection in mind to make sure collecting data needed to help inform and facilitate protection.
- Examine and help ensure vernal pool data are accessible.
- Identify, conduct, and/or encourage additional research on the ecology of vernal pools in Michigan to inform, prioritize, and enhance vernal pool management and protection.