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Do you need help finding information on a particular topic?  We've compiled a list of resources where you can go to find help on a broad range of issues, including:

Branch Conservation District

Michigan Conservation Districts are the local providers of natural resource management services that help our citizens conserve their lands and our environment for a cleaner, healthier, economically stronger Michigan.


Calhoun Conservation District Programs

The mission of the Calhoun Conservation District is to serve, educate, and empower our community by providing technical assistance and information to landowners in all aspects of natural resource management.

Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy

Governed by an unpaid board of directors with a professional staff and dedicated volunteers, SWMLC works with landowners who voluntarily want to preserve their land.  Together, we protect endangered and threatened habitats and species, rural character and open space, agriculture and passive recreation, and the extraordinary vistas that give this region its distinctive character.

Equestrian Land Conservation Resource

By educating horse people and encouraging partnerships with conservationists and other user groups at the local level, the Equestrian Land Conservation Resource is mobilizing thousands of equestrians to work for land access and protection in their communities.

Potawatomi Resource Conservation & Development Council

The Potawatomi Resource Conservation and Development office is located in Marshall, Michigan and serves the communities located in Eaton, Barry, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Jackson, Hillsdale, and St. Joseph Counties.  Our staff and council members are highly dedicated to improving the resources, conservation, and development of our local communities. 

Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program

The Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program (FRPP) provides matching funds to help purchase development rights to keep productive farm and ranchland in agricultural uses. Working through existing programs, USDA partners with State, tribal, or local governments and non-governmental organizations to acquire conservation easements or other interests in land from landowners. USDA provides up to 50 percent of the fair market easement value of the conservation easement.

Pheasants Forever

Pheasants Forever (PF) is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.

Food and Farm Toolkit

This toolkit will show you how you can help shape our food system in ways that promote the production of safe, healthy food that protects the environment and bolsters local economies.

Innovative Models: Small Grower and Retailer Collaborations

The story from Good Natured Family Farms' perspective: How a network of small farms united under a common brand to supply a chain of grocery stores with a competitive range of local products.

Wetlands Reserve Program

The Wetlands Reserve Program is a voluntary program offering landowners the opportunity to protect, restore, and enhance wetlands on their property.

Michigan Conservation and Climate Initiative

The Michigan Conservation and Climate Initiative (MCCI) is a joint project between the Delta Institute, the Michigan Association of Conservation Districts, and the State of Michigan. The project allows farmers and landowners to earn greenhouse gas emissions credits when they use conservation tillage, plant grasses or trees, or capture methane with manure digesters.

MCCI Enrollment Information by County

This page last updated on 11/18/2008.

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