The Board of Directors fo rthe Newaygo Conservation District has scheduled the regular Board Meeting for August 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at: Kropscott Farm Environmental Center, 6523 W. Baseline Rd., Fremont, MI. Any questions and/or concernes please contact the Newaygo Conservation District at: (231) 924-2420 x 5.
Newaygo Conservation District Forestry Assistance Program
The Newaygo Conservation District is pleased to announce the Forestry Assistance Program (FAP). Governor Snyder signed into law Public Act 42 of 2013 on June 6, 2013. This program was enacted in Newaygo County to assist landowners with their forestry needs. This will include the registration of forest land into the Quality Forest Progam (QFP).
For further information please contact this office at (231) 924-2420 x 5 OR click on the following link which will take you to the Oceana Conservation District website which housing the local FAP Forester for Newaygo, Oceana and Muskegon Counties.
Managing Our Natural Resources
Newaygo Conservation District is an independent unit of state government which has a philosophy and commitment to the stewardship and conservation of the environment. The NCD consults with landowners to educate them in the planning and use of their land. All programs and services are available without regard to race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familal status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, because of all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program.
Volunteer's Always Needed!
Are you able to volunteer time to the Newaygo Consevation District to make a difference?
The Newaygo Conservation District is always looking for individuals that live in Newaygo County to serve a four year (elected) term on the Board of Directors. We continually look for individuals that represent the demographics of Newaygo County.
If you are interested please contact us at any time to discuss the next election opportunity. (Names and numbers are listed under: Who we are)
Thank you for your interest.
The Newaygo Conservation District was organized in 1949 with the purpose of improving and maintaining soil productivity and for the purpose of obtaining efficient, appropriate and economical use of the land.
In 1950 the Nursery was started. The land on which the Nursery is located was leased from the Henning family. After Ed Henning passed away Vera Henning continued the life lease of $2,000 annually. This lease ended with the passing of Vera Henning in December of 1999 when the ownership was then transferred to the Newaygo Conservation District.
Currently the District sells bare-root seedlings. Annually, approximately 1 to 2.5 million trees (conifers, hardwoods, small trees and shrubs) are sold to Conservation Districts throughout the State of Michigan as well as local residents. Trees grown at our Nursery are native to Michigan.
Michigan Non-Industrial Private Lands Program
The Michigan Association of Conservation Districts (MACD) is working with the Michigan legislature to craft a natural resource business plan for Michigan's private lands. The proposal would allow Conservation Districts to better assist private landowners in managing natural resources that simultaneously benefit the economic, social, and ecological objectives of Michigan. Though the proposal focuses on forest lands it also includes assistance for agriculture, wildlife, wetlands, and shorelines. This would be a value added program because it is a locally led effort that will be more efficient, stream-lined, cost-efffective and results oriented. With no legacy costs attached, it will not further burden tax payers.
Conservation Practices Information:
Protecting our natural resources is made easier with the help from staff, partners and the use of technical standards. Conservation practice information covers seeding, erosion control activities, water quality improvement and protection, and wildlife habitat development. Project information can include details, designs, material needs, contractor lists, and photos on how a project may appear when completed.
YOUR LAND, YOUR WATER, YOUR MICHIGAN!