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2023 Catalog Now Available

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Orders are due by March 31st for Native Plants and April 14th for Trees
Quantities are Limited - Order Early 
Our mission is to provide leadership in the promotion and protection of our county soil, water, and other natural resources through education and technical assistance.

Michigan’s Conservation Districts are special-purpose local units of state government that utilize state, federal and private sector resources to solve today’s conservation issues. Conservation Districts provide linkages between land managers and a host of conservation service providers.

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Agricultural Assistance: A MAEAP Technician is available to evaluate your farming operation and guide you through sustainable management decisions that balance environment, economic and society's needs.

Forestry Assistance: An Outreach Forester is available to visit your land and help you achieve your forest goals with best management practices in mind.


Soil Erosion Control: An Agent is available to help you acquire a permit; one required by law for disturbing the soil with in 500 feet of water or greater than 1 acre.

Education Services: We host a variety of workshops for the community and our Education Coordinator visits schools and libraries with fun lessons in conservation for all ages.

Invasive Species: MCD is a founding partner of the North Country Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (NCCISMA) and helps identify project areas and educate the public about the threats to our natural resources. (

NRCS/USDA : We work closely with the Cadillac Field Office of Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) office to help landowners find all the resources available to them. (

We are funded through our annual plant, plat book and tree sales; State Operations grant; and a millage passed in 2014 and renewed in 2018. 

Vermicomposting 101

February 11th 10:30AM 

Community Room, 6180 W. Sanborn Road, Lake City


Landscaping for Habitat

March 18th 10AM

Community Room, 6180 W. Sanborn Road, Lake City

Co-Generation Plant Tour

April 5th 11 AM

1525 Miltner Street, Cadillac


Earth Day with MCD

April 22nd 10AM to 5PM

6180 W. Sanborn Rd Lake City

Hardwood Marking for Landowners

May 6th 9 AM to 1 PM Cost: $30

Spring Stream Monitoring

May 6th 10AM


Missaukee Nature Trail

Enjoy nature year round on this stacked network of trails. Maps and Interpretive Guides available. Dogs welcome.

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