The Missaukee Conservation District was formed in 1949 by a group of area farmers with the intent of working with local landowners to conserve soil and water resources and to prevent and control erosion.
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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.
Conservation Districts support citizens managing their private lands for a cleaner, healthier Michigan. We provide the public a point of access in their communities when questions arise on how to manage natural resources.
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. This variety of funding has allowed the Conservation District to serve the community for 70+ years and achieve our mission.