EVERYTHING COMES FROM NATURE . . .
The quality of every human life is inextricably linked to the natural world.
Michigan’s rich biodiversity provides food, shelter, medicine, recreation, and aesthetic enjoyment. Our beautiful natural features also play an important part in our cultural traditions.
Our ecosystems protect water quality, groundwater recharge, nutrient cycling, and soil formation – all essential to health and to our state’s economy.
Conservation of Michigan’s plant and animal species, the natural communities they compose, and the ecosystems in which they live depends on high quality data.
High quality information is what the experts at Michigan Natural Features Inventory provide.
We do science
- - WE DISCOVER
- - WE DEFINE
- - WE DELIVER
We help government, industry, NGOs and the public operate from a sound scientific basis when making decisions that impact our environment.
We educate through outreach programs and training of volunteer citizen scientists. . . we inspire the next generation to be knowledgeable stewards of Michigan’s biodiversity.
Give to the MNFI endowment, because our Earth has to last forever.