Created to serve as stewards of natural resources, Michigan's Conservation Districts take an ecosystem approach to conservation and protection. Conservation Districts are referred to as “gateways” in their local communities. They provide linkages between land managers and a host of conservation service providers that include state, federal and local governments, conservation organizations, and Internet resources.
Conservation Districts continually scan the needs of their local communities, work in partnership with others involved in conservation to set local priorities, and develop action plans to solve natural resource problems. The delivery of these efforts by Conservation Districts allows citizens to manage their private lands for a cleaner, healthier Michigan. It allows the public a point of access in their communities when questions arise on how to manage natural resources.
Programs carried out by Conservation Districts are as diverse as the landscape in Michigan, ranging from urban agriculture and storm water programs in the Lower Peninsula, to invasive species prevention and control in the Upper Peninsula. Conservation Districts continue to expand into diverse areas of natural resource management, rising to meet the environmental challenges of their local communities.
To view individual Conservation District web sites, please click on the appropriate county on the map. To view a table listing of all Conservation Districts in Michigan click here.
For a comprehensive directory of Conservation Districts, staff and board members, click here.