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Our mission is to provide leadership in the promotion and protection of our county's 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.

Farmers talking in a field near a tractor. Links to Agriculture Page

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. We're hiring!

a man in hard hat looking at a tree - links to Forestry Page

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

two kids looking at a tree branch - links to education page

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. 

Spotted Lantern Fly with spotted wings and red underwing on display - links to page about Invasive Species

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. (

Brown Sign on Fence post stating "Habitat Restoration in Progress" - links to page with NRCS info

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. 

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Herb Walk & Herbal Tincture Class

with Bear Earth Herbals

Missaukee Mountain

6500 W. Walker Road, Lake City

Saturday, Oct.21, 10 am - 12 pm

Cost is $25

Vermicomposting through the Winter

with Morgan's Composting

101 S. Main Street, Lake City

Thursday, Oct.26, 6 pm - 7 pm

Produce Safety Workshop

with Breanna Hannula

101 S. Main Street, Lake City

Saturday, Oct.28, 10 am - 12 pm

Game Night with the District

with Gamer's Gambit LLC

1968 S. Morey Road, Lake City

Wednesday, Nov.8, 6 pm - 8 pm

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