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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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New Opportunity!


Farm Bill Biologist
 
JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

(Application Deadline Extended to June 4th) 

The Branch Conservation District is accepting applications for a
State of Michigan, grant funded, Farm Bill Biologist position to provide technical assistance to agriculture producers and landowners in Branch County and the upper St. Joseph River Watershed and headwaters. 
 
The Farm Bill Biologist position will be an employee of and supervised by, the Branch Conservation District providing program outreach, technical assistance and landowner recruitment for a wide variety
of USDA Farm Bill programs, with emphasis on the Pheasant Restoration Initiative.  Additional emphasis will support restoration and enhancement of priority wildlife habitat.
 
Applicants must have bachelor’s degree in natural resources management, fisheries and wildlife, biology, or a related field. Some personal vehicle use required. Additional position requirements do apply.  See the dropdown below or contact the Branch Conservation District for a full position description.

FBB Vacancy Announce (Branch)
 
Please submit cover letters, resumes, college transcripts and references no later than 4:30 pm, June 4th, 2015 to:
The Branch Conservation District, 387 N. Willowbrook Rd., Ste. F, Coldwater, MI 49036 or email to kathy.worst@mi.nacdnet.net.
 


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Need to spruce up the place?

Try Native Plants in your garden space.

Our 2015 native plant offerings for this June are now available under the "printable documents" drop down.

Take a look. 
We think you will like what you see!

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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.

 
 

 
 
 

 



 
 


Next District Board Meeting
7 PM
June 9th, 2015


At the Conservation District Offices:
387 N. Willowbrook Rd. Ste. F, Coldwater, MI

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Spring Native Plant Sale

June 6th from 10am until 3pm


To be held at the:
Branch Conservation District Offices
387 N. Willowbrook Rd., Suite F Coldwater, MI

Pre-orders due by May 28th.

Order form available under our printable forms dropdown.


There will be a wide variety of native plants available for purchase and Vern Stephens will be on hand to make recommendations.

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For more information on any of
these projects please contact Kathy
@ Branch Conservation District
kathy.worst@mi.nacdnet.net
(517) 278-2725 ex 5
387 N. Willowbrook Rd.
Suite F
Coldwater, MI 49036




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No-Till Drill & Prescribed Burn Assistance
 
Sign-ups are now open for the
will open soon for the 2015 Spring/Fall Season.
 

Please see programs and services for our drop down and the district agreement or see
our Drop Down under
 
Resources / Printable Forms
 
or

Call us for more information.

517 278-2725 Ext. 5








 


Great News!

Branch Conservation District

now Accepts:

Visa / MasterCard / Discover / Dinners Club
For payments on trees, products, rentals, services and donations.

 

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