Landowner and Farmer assistance 

Through trained technicians supported by grant programs including the Conservation Technical Assistance Initiative (CTAI) Grant, Forestry Assistance Program and the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP).

Invasive Species Removal

Partner with North Country Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (NCCISMA) to consult with property owners and survey trails.

Education and Outreach

Presentations and workshops on water quality, wildlife, soil science, sustainability and more. Partner with local schools to achieve Green School Status. There is also a Nature Trail with two geocaches and a free little library on site at MCD.



We work with landowners to evaluate the health of their forests and aid in forest management based on landowner goals.

Volunteer Steam Monitoring Program

The program works to monitor macroinvertebrate populations to determine overall stream health. This program began in 2017 and monitors multiple stream sites in the area.


Annual Tree Sales

Promote the planting of beneficial trees and plants in our community. Native Wildflower Plant kits are available for ordering with pick up taking place at a later date.

Soil Erosion and Sedimentation

Serves as the permitting and enforcing agency for the the Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control program within Missaukee County. This is required for all soil disturbances on land greater than an acre OR located within 500 feet of water.

Soil Conservation and Groundwater Protection

A trained technician serves Missaukee County as well as Crawford, Kalkaska and Wexford Counties to assist local farmers in using best management practices in order to obtain environmental verification for their farms supported by Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP).