Michigan's Conservation Districts are "unique" local units of State Government, that utilize state, federal, and private sector resources to assist people with sustainable use and protection of the natural resources on their lands.
Conservation Districts continually scan the needs of their local communities, work with other conservation minded partners to set local priorities, and develop action plans to solve natural resources problems. The delivery of these efforts by Conservation Districts allows citizens to manage their private lands for a cleaner, healthier Michigan.
The Branch County Conservation District is governed by a locally elected, five-member Board of Directors. The Directors make decisions regarding the District's programs and activities and hire qualified staff. The staff provide information, technical assistance, workshops, public education, cost-share opportunities, as well as affordable trees / shrubs to enhance wildlife and reforestation.
Since it was organized in 1948, the Branch County Conservation District has provided for the care, use, and conservation of our county's natural resources by creating an awareness of conservation issues and by being the leader in providing innovative assistance. Wildlife habitat development, reforestation projects, surface and groundwater protection and environmental education are all a part of our effort to ensure that landowners preserve their piece of Michigan for their children and future generations.
2017 General Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
is now accepting applications for their first round of sign-ups. This USDA-NRCS program offers financial assistance for conservation practices on eligable land. For more information and to submit an application, stop in to the district office!
What a Wonderful Group of Volunteers!
Thank you to those dedicated people who came out in the rain to
help clean up the Sauk River.
You did a fantastic job.
(Hunting Access Program)
*New properties may now be enrolled.
*Additional financial assistance for habitat improvement are available.
For more information, see the press release
under the guidance documents drop down
or give Branch Conservation District a call.
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Partnership
with the Branch Conservation District
is offering the opportunity to create restorations on private lands within Branch County.
Tree plantings, waterfowl
wetlands, warm season grass plantings, exclusion
fencing, and more are included as possible projects.
Check with Tyler or Kathy for additonal information!
Reguar Monthly Board Meeting
December 13, 2016
7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
District / USDA Offices
387 N. Willowbrook Rd.
Spring Tree Sale Information
Coming February 25, 2017
Branch Conservation District's
We have a terrific lineup of speakers coming this year to be posted very soon.
Branch Conservation District is seeking candidates to run for one, four year Director position for the District Board. A candidate must be at least 18 years old and a resident of Branch County.
To learn more, interested candidates should visit our offices at 387 N. Willowbrook Ave., Suite F, Coldwater or call (517) 278-2725 extension 5, between the hours of 8 am and 4:30 pm.
Deadline for submission of election petitions including five nominating signatures is December 27nth, 2016, at the Branch Conservation District office.
The District is looking for individuals that can contribute to the conservation mission, are enthusiastic in moving the district forward, and care about the natural resources in Branch County. Duties include attendance at Board meetings with discussion of issues and business to be addressed; representing the District in a positive and supportive manner; voting on District policies, securing funding for District programs; being informed on natural resource issues, and actively participating in District events.
Notice: Annual Meeting and
Election of One Director:
Branch County Conservation District
To all residents of the Branch County Conservation District, notice is hereby given that on Saturday, February 25th, 2017
between the hours of 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM,
at the Branch Area Career Center, 366 Morse Street, Coldwater, MI an annual meeting and director election will be held for one (1) - four (4)year Director positon.
On the tenth (10nth) day of January, 2017, being forty five (45) days prior to the date of the annual meeting, absentee ballots will be available for voting in this election by writing or calling the Conservation District Office at 387 N. Willowbrook Rd., Suite F, Coldwater, MI, 49036, (517)278-2725 ext. 5 during regular business hours of the District, which are between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
Residents are individuals of legal voting age at least 18 years old who can demonstrate residency in the Conservation District via one (1) piece of identification.
The Annual Report will also be available for viewing during the annual meeting or at the District office thereafter.
HIP, HAP, CRP, and RCPP?
See Tyler Tankersley for
Upper and Headwaters region of the
Saint Joseph River Watershed
Not MAEAP Verified Yet?
Phone: (517) 278-2725 Ext 5
For more information on any district projects or programs contact:
Kathy worst or any staff member
Branch Conservation District
387 N. Willowbrook Rd.
Coldwater, MI 49036
(517) 278-2725 Ext. 5
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