Conservation District Guidelines

Conservation District Guidelines
Summer 2014

Conservation Districts are governmental subdivision of the state and they are to abide by the parameters set forth in the Conservation District law. The parameters, provide the basic foundation upon which a Conservation District can build their business.  Additionally, the parameters must be adhered to in order for a Conservation District to host a Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) sponsored grant program. 

A set of guidelines was created in 2010 to assist Conservation Districts in abiding by the Conservation District Law.  Created by MACD and the MDARD Environmental Stewardship Division, the guidelines assist a District in maintaining a base level of management accountability. 

With a new fiscal year just around the corner, we are providing you with an updated version of the guideline document.  These guidelines are based upon the practices outlined in the Conservation District Operations Manual, included in MDARD grants and are in alignment with Conservation District law.

MACD encourages your board to review the guidelines at your next board meeting and take the necessary steps to assure that your Conservation District has the practices in place.

Click Here to view the Conservation District Guidelines. 

You will find this document and more on the District Resources Business Tools page on the MACD website.