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Michigan - Rose Lake Plant Materials Center

7472 Stoll Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48823-9420
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7472 Stoll Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48823-9420
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Rose Lake Plant Materials Center 
Serving areas in the States of Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, New York, and Pennsylvania

Established: 1958
Size: 40 acres
PMC Operation: NRCS
Land Ownership: Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Stream bank stabilization using soil bioengineering techniques in Ingham County

The Rose Lake Plant Materials Center (MIPMC) in East Lansing, Michigan, provides plant solutions for the Great Lakes Region. The Rose Lake Program serves Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and portions of Illinois, New York, and Pennsylvania. The Center is located in the southern part of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.

Agriculture is diverse throughout the Center’s service area. It includes dairy, beef cattle, cash crops, truck-crops, and nursery operations. Timber production is important in the northern part of the service area. Large urban populations, making recreation an important enterprise, affect much of the area. The special problems throughout most of the service area are associated with glaciated soils, muck lands, sand dunes, and mine spoils.

The Center has developed technology for major conservation concerns including stabilization of streambanks, shorelines, and roadbanks; improving pastureland; and increasing the availability and use of native plant species.

The Rose Lake Plant Materials Center has developed conservation varieties of cool and warm-season grasses, shrubs, trees, forbs, and legumes.


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Employee Directory

USDA-NRCS, Rose Lake Plant Materials Center Staff
Name Position Phone Number Email
Chris Sheahan
PMC Manager
Elisa Lauritzen
Thomas Stump
Biological Science Technician