Research & Mapping


Understand the status, distribution and ecology of vernal pools to best inform conservation measures.

  1. Continue and expand statewide vernal pool mapping and monitoring efforts (multi-faceted: citizen science program and targeted vernal pool mapping & research projects/efforts).
  2. Examine vernal pool data collection protocol and standards with protection in mind to make sure collecting data needed to help inform and facilitate protection.
  3. Examine and help ensure vernal pool data are accessible.
  4. 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.