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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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Please help us Welcome

Sheila Wald

CTAI - Soil Conservationist


Branch Conservation District is pleased to announce the hiring of Sheila Wald as their newest employee. Sheila is a Michigan native, who recently received her B.S in Natural Resources Management and Biology from Grand Valley State University. She is excited to begin her position as a CTAI with the Branch Conservation District working for area landowners.
Growing up in a farm community, as well as gaining experience in ecology and conservation through her education, Sheila hopes to combine her experiences with her background to better serve the community and the environment.  Her desire is to continue working for the state of Michigan throughout her career, and advance her education through obtaining an M.S. in the future.
Sheila will serve as the CTAI - Soil Conservationist covering Branch, Saint Joseph and Kalamazoo Counties implementing USDA-NRCS programs.  Sheila can be reached by phone at: (517) 278-2725 extension 3 or 5; email at:  Sheila.wald@macd.org, or feel free to drop in and say hello at the Branch Conservation District / USDA-NRCS offices located at 387 N. Willowbrook Road, Suite F, Coldwater, MI 49036.

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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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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Partnership
with the
Branch Conservation District

is offering the opportunity to create restorations on private lands within Branch County.


Tree plantings, waterfowl
wetlands, warm season grass plantings, exclusion
fencing, and more are included as possible projects.
 
  
Check with Tyler or Kathy for additonal information!
 


 


 
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Take a look at the upcoming
Michigan Forest Association Annual Meeting:

Register at: michiganforests.org  
or EventBrite
Info: 517- 816-7879 
info@michiganforests.org



It should be a great one, with an Urban Forestry Focus
and a Tiger Base Ball Game to boot!


                                                                                                         
 
Conservation & Wildlife Habitat Day
August 27th
VanPatten Farms
Start time: 9AM - 2PM
Cost - $5.00 per person
Please pre-register.

We have great presenters showing active practices in:
Wetlands - Meri Bryant
U. S. Fish & Wildlife

Grassland Habitats - Tyler Tankersly
Branch Conservation District

Forestry - Pete Clink 
Progressive Forest Management
 
&
Cover Crops and a bit of Geology 
Marcus Reynolds 
USDA-NRCS
 
 For more information or to register for this event, please call:
517-278-2725 Ext. 5


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Sauk River Clean-Up
September 10, 2016
9Am until 3PM

Volunteers and Donations
are needed!

Meet at Waterworks Pavillion in Coldwater, MI

This is a partnership between the Branch Conservation District, City of Coldwater, the Branch County Drain, Roads and Park Commission

Current Additional Sponsors Include: 
Meijers of Coldwater
Culver's of Coldwater
American Rivers
& possibly you?

 

Reguar Monthly Board Meeting

July 12, 2016
7:00 Pm until 9:00 PM

District / USDA Offices
387 N. Willowbrook Rd.
Suite F
Coldwater, MI
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Clean Sweep July 13th
Pre-registration required.


Downloadable Sign-up Document:
Branch County Clean Sweep Registration Form 2016

                                                              

August 8 - 13, 2016

See us at the
Branch County 4H Fair
                                                        


Regular Monthly Board Meeting

August 9th
7PM - 9PM

At our:
Branch County Fair Booth
Coldwater Michigan
Off of Sprague Street
in Pierce Hall

                                                       
MAEAP Farm Field Day
 August 24th
Centerville High School
FFA Building

Start Time around 5:00 pm

  Contact Mike Censke of
Branch & St. Joe. Conservation Districts
for more information at:
517-278-2725 Ext 5


Check back here - additional details coming soon!

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Conservation & Wildlife Habitat Day
August 27th
VanPatten Farms
Start time: 9AM - 2PM
Cost - $5.00 per person
Please pre-register.


We have great presenters.

 For more information or to register for this event, please call:
517-278-2725 Ext. 5


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Sauk River Clean-Up
September 10, 2016
9Am until 3PM

Volunteers and Donations
are needed!

Meet at Waterworks Pavillion in Coldwater, MI

                                                                          

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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