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 Welcome to Branch Conservation District

 

Upcoming Meetings / Projects

Michigan's Conservation Districts are "unique" local units of State Government, that utilize state, federal, and private sector resources to assist people with sustainable use and protection of the natural resources on their lands.
 
Conservation Districts continually scan the needs of their local communities, work with other conservation minded partners to set local priorities, and develop action plans to solve natural resources problems. The delivery of these efforts by Conservation Districts allows citizens to manage their private lands for a cleaner, healthier Michigan.
 
The Branch County Conservation District is governed by a locally elected, five-member Board of Directors. The Directors make decisions regarding the District's programs and activities and hire qualified staff. The staff provide information, technical assistance, workshops, public education, cost-share opportunities, as well as affordable trees / shrubs to enhance wildlife and reforestation.
 
Since it was organized in 1948, the Branch County Conservation District has provided for the care, use, and conservation of our county's natural resources by creating an awareness of conservation issues and by being the leader in providing innovative assistance. Wildlife habitat development, reforestation projects, surface and groundwater protection and environmental education are all a part of our effort to ensure that landowners preserve their piece of Michigan for their children and future generations.

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Thank you to our speakers and those that attended the District Expo and Annual Meeting!

Dr. Walter Pett - MSU Department of Entomology      
Chad Stewart
- MDNR
Daniel Zay - USDA-NRCS  
Sarah Topp - MUCC
Brian Huggett - Potawatomi RC&D


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Annual Spring Tree Sale

April 15th - 9am until 4:00pm    &    April 16th 8am until noon        
                  Branch County Fair Grounds - Goat Barn                          
  Preorders are due by April 6th, 2016  

The Winter Newsletter and order forms are online under our tree sale drop down.        

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****New Pheasants Forever Seed Program****

Branch Conservation District is partnering with Pheasants Forever this year to provide native grass and other habitat seed cover for your conservation projects.
Special discounts may apply!


****Order forms will soon be online.
 
To RSVP for our EXPO lunch or ask questions about any Branch Conservation District program please see us on the web at www.branchcd.org  / Facebook or call us at: (517) 278-2725 ext. 5. 

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New Things are happening with HAP!

(Hunting Access Program)

*New properties may now be enrolled. 
*Additional financial assistance for habitat improvement are available.


For more information, see the press release

under the
guidance documents drop down 

or give Branch Conservation District a call.


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Swan Creek
Migratory Waterfowl Restoration Project
 
 

In partnership with U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
the
Branch Conservation District is offering the
opportunity to create restorations on land within the
Swan Creek Watershed. 
Tree plantings, waterfowl
wetlands, warm season grass plantings, exclusion
fencing, and more are included as possible projects.
 
  
Additional funds have been added to this project 
through 2016.
 
So you say you don't live in this Watershed?
 
Please contact us anyway.  This project is
scheduled  to expand into additional
Branch County areas.
 

We still might be able to help.

 


 
Great Program coming


 


Regular Monthly Board Meeting
April 13th, 2016
Noon - 2PM
Branch County Fair Ground
Goat Barn
262 Sprague Street
Coldwater, MI
      
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Annual Spring Tree Sale

April 15th
9:00 AM to 4:00 Pm

April 16th
8:00 AM until Noon

Branch County Fair Ground
Goat barn
262 Sprague Street
Coldwater Michigan

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Regular Monthly Board Meeting
April 13, 2016
Noon until 1PM
Branch County Fair Grounds 
Goat Barn
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Reguar Monthly Board Meeting
May 10, 2016
7:00 Pm until 9:00 PM
District / USDA Offices
387 N. Willowbrook Rd.
Suite F
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Annual Native Plant Sale
June 4th
More information to come!
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Watch this cool youtube video on
Walnut Husking 
involving
a Potowatomi RC&D
local foods grant project


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iUR_MJOx7Y



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HIP, HAP, CRP, and RCPP?

See Tyler Tankersley for
Special Incentives
in the
Upper and Headwaters region of the
Saint Joseph River Watershed

 



 


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Not MAEAP Verified Yet?

See Mike!


Phone: (517) 278-2725 Ext 5



Michael.Censke@mi.nacdnet.net
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For more information on any district projects or programs contact:


Kathy worst or any staff member 

at

Branch Conservation District
387 N. Willowbrook Rd.
Suite F
Coldwater, MI 49036

(517) 278-2725 Ext. 5

kathy.worst@mi.nacdnet.net



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