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Welcome to Branch Conservation District

UPDATE: COVID19 and District Operations (7/8/2020)

– The Branch County Conservation District is co-located with USDA-FSA and USDA-NRCS, we must adhere to the USDA’s plan for re-opening the office.

– At this time, the office door is locked and clients can not enter.

– Employees are encouraged to telework but allowed in the office when necessary, following USDA’s guidelines of maximum occupancy.

Please feel free to contact our staff through email or by messaging on Facebook with all your natural resource questions! We will periodically be checking our office phones for messages. Below are staff emails:

District Manager, Jordan: jordan.beehler@macd.org
MAEAP, Mike: michael.censke@mi.nacdnet.net
CTAI Conservationist, Jared: jared.harmon@mi.nacdnet.net

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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 provides 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.

2020 Board Meeting Dates

July 14

Due to COVID19 this will be a teleconference meeting pursuant to Executive Order 2020-129 which applies to the Open Meetings Act. Join the Zoom Meeting at 7:00p by using the information below:

https://msu.zoom.us/j/97635723765

Password: 134387

Dial by phone:

        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 976 3572 3765

August 4

September 8 

October 13

November 10

December 8

All meetings take place at the Branch County Conservation District Office at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted. BCCD Board Meetings are open to the public.

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