It is our mission at Huron Pines to conserve and enhance Northern Michigan’s natural resources to ensure healthy water, protected places and vibrant communities. For over 45 years, our work across the forests, lakes and streams of Northern Michigan has helped improve economic, environmental, educational and recreational opportunities. When we engage people in conservation stewardship, we support sustainable, empowered communities rich with protected natural resources.

About Us

Huron Pines is a non-profit conservation organization serving Northeast Michigan. Through on-the-ground projects such as river restoration and invasive species management, Huron Pines connects communities, resource agencies, and local governments to find solutions to natural resource issues. As part of a Great Lakes Fisheries Trust grant, Huron Pines is excited to be a resource to inland schools in implementing Place-based Stewardship Education (PBSE) efforts! Huron Pines can help schools connect with community partners, provide guidance on establishing a PBSE program, and support teachers throughout the year in implementing lessons and projects. Our on-the-ground efforts in water and land conservation can provide fun and meaningful opportunities for students to participate in resource stewardship in their own communities. 

Huron Pines
4241 Old US 27 South, Suite 2
Gaylord, MI 49735
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Alpena High School - Bagley Creek Restoration, Wildlife Sanctuary Water Quality Info
Au Gres River - Water Monitoring
Students from Au Gres-Sims Elementary have joined interested community partners to monitor the health of the East Branch of the Au Gres River from head waters to its outlet in Lake Huron.
Banwell Erosion Education Program Info
Building Stewardship in Local Waters
Alcona Middle Schoolers Study Water Quality, Wetlands and the Effects of Marine Debris
Charity Island Project
Au Gres-Sims Students Conduct Research on Threatened Pitcher’s Thistle
Gaylord High School - Comparative Limnology of Otsego County Info
Industrial Arts Students Support Lake Huron Coastal Habitat by Preserving Hibernacula in Alpena
Alpena High School industrial arts teachers Scott MacKenzie and Zach Grulke are getting their students involved in the local community through placed based education.
Inland Lakes - Sturgeon River Stream Monitoring
Students are conducting water analysis of the Sturgeon river, while learning about water Chemistry.
Island Park Stewardship & Salmon in the Classroom
Students provide stewardship for Island Park by removing invasives, preventing marine debris and more.
NOAA Great Lakes B-WET -  Our Rivers, Our Future
NOAA's B-WET program is an environmental education program that promotes locally relevant, experiential learning in the K-12 environment.
Oscoda Schools Fight Against Garlic Mustartd Info
Rain Garden Installed at Harrisville Harbor
The Alcona High School Environmental Science class worked on this project all year - from planning to funding to actually installing!
Studying the Watershed of Alcona County Info
Thunder Bay Jr. High - Invasive Buckthorn Management
6th Grade students utilize the school's Outdoor Education Site to learn about the diverse ecosystem near their school and have a positive impact on the creek habitat through environmentally conscious management
Thunder Bay Junior High - Lake Huron Adopt-a-Beach
The Adopt-a-Beach Program is more than just a beach sweep. Teams conduct litter removal and monitoring, and also complete a beach health assessment form that includes science-based observation and testing.
Vernal Pool Patrol Project
Monitoring seasonal wetlands across northern Michigan


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