Montcalm Conservation District

Montcalm Conservation District The Conservation District is a unit of State government by which local people and public agencies work together to address natural resource concerns and improve quality of life for the residents of Montcalm County.

We are your gateway to natural resources information and assistance in Montcalm County. Conservation Districts are units of State Government by which local people, with the assistance of public agencies, work together to solve soil and water and address and other resource concerns. We assist landowners, communities, and units of government in planning and implementing conservation systems to reduce erosion, improve soil and water quality, improve and conserve wetlands, enhance wildlife habitat, improve woodlands and more.

Mission: To protect Montcalm County’s natural resources through education, outreach and participation.

The Montcalm Solid Waste Committee is offeringthis one day event on June 15, 2019, at theMid-Michigan District Health De...
04/01/2019

The Montcalm Solid Waste Committee is offering
this one day event on June 15, 2019, at the
Mid-Michigan District Health Department,
615 N. State Street, Stanton, from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Please see the flyer for details!!

Noolbenger Permaculture Farm
03/31/2019

Noolbenger Permaculture Farm

Check it out!
03/27/2019
MiCoolForest

Check it out!

Since 1997, this cool guy has been writing cool articles about Michigan's forests. You can find over 250 of them here including today's article on forest pests!

There are special places in your woods that deserve your protection. Vernal ponds are neat because their seasonality mak...
03/03/2019

There are special places in your woods that deserve your protection. Vernal ponds are neat because their seasonality makes them bad habitat for predatory fish but an oasis for peepers, wood frogs, salamanders and fairy shrimp! Soon we’ll be able to hear these places πŸΈπŸŽ΅πŸ¦ŽπŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€πŸŒ±πŸŒ¦

Meteorological spring arrived in Boston with the best snow of the year. In the lull waiting for the next storm, there are hints of spring, nonetheless. This little spot often has fairy shrimp this time of year, though I didn't happen to see any today.

03/02/2019
American Tree Farm System

Are you interested in meeting other woodland owners to share ideas and find resources? Tree Farm might be for you.

To grow conservation, we must continue working together. The American Forest Foundation with the American Tree Farm System and its partners, is developing innovative solutions to problems being faced today.

In doing so, more landowners will have access to the resources and knowledge they need to continue sustainably managing their land for years to come.

Mi Nature
02/22/2019

Mi Nature

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02/19/2019
forestproud

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Cardboard is the most frequently used packaging material today. It's everywhere from grocery stores to your latest Amazon shipment.

Cardboard is versatile, strong and recyclable. In fact, 90% of all cardboard in the US & Canada is recycled into new packaging and products.

#forestproud #reimaginingcities

02/07/2019

Don't put your spring plans on ice 🌳πŸ₯Ά. Tree sale orders will be on the way to your mailbox soon🌞🌱! The order form and catalog are also available online! www.montcalmcd.org

MiCoolForest
02/06/2019

MiCoolForest

School forests are cool! Would you like a new Michigan School Forest Guide? If yes, please email your mailing address to [email protected]

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01/08/2019

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It's coming right up! The greatest outdoor and hunting show in the midwest. So if you're looking for something to do, check it out. While there, stop by and say hello to Conservation District staff tending to the Forestry Assistance Program booth #532.

Millennials pine for real trees
12/12/2018
Millennials pine for real trees

Millennials pine for real trees

Michigan produces the third most Christmas trees in the nation and no state grows more varieties, according to tree experts.

12/02/2018
BuzzFeed Video

Reduce! ♻️

Refuse. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Rot.

Share with a friend who loves the woods
11/30/2018

Share with a friend who loves the woods

Kent Conservation District
11/26/2018

Kent Conservation District

11/15/2018
Michigan Tree Farm System

Proud of your forest? Get recognized for your good management www.treefarmsystem.org

Michigan Tree Farm System by the numbers:

619 Certified Tree Farms.

368 of those own between 10-100 acres.
219 own between 101-500 acres.
32 own between 501-1,000 acres.
12 own 1,000-10,000 acres.
(and 2 Grandfathered properties own 10,000+ acres)

Who wants to become our 620th certified Tree Farm? Do you have what it takes? Contact your local inspector to find out!

(Data as of 11:30 am 11/15/18)

... maybe too late to decide ❄️
11/09/2018
To bag or not to bag?

... maybe too late to decide ❄️

If you start early, you can avoid all the work and time of raking, bagging and hauling leaves from your lawn.

Thanks to everyone for another great annual meeting and for 70 years of working together to protect our treasured natura...
11/09/2018

Thanks to everyone for another great annual meeting and for 70 years of working together to protect our treasured natural resources. Tell your neighbor how we might be able to help them. It’s conservation season! πŸŒ²πŸ¦†πŸ¦ŒπŸŸπŸ’§

Tag a hunter heading North next week. Good luck out there!
11/06/2018

Tag a hunter heading North next week. Good luck out there!

American Forest Foundation
10/29/2018

American Forest Foundation

Did you know that families & individuals collectively own the greatest share of forest land in the US? These landowners are stewards who support sustainable wood supplies, water quality, improved wildlife habitat + more https://www.forestfoundation.org/healthywoods

10/22/2018
Katmai National Park & Preserve

Katmai National Park & Preserve

Bear 409’s path to becoming the Fat Bear Week Champion was not without its travails. Here she was seen in early July fishing at the lip of the falls when competition for the spot pushed her, quite literally, over the edge. You have to love how Bear 128 Grazer moved on in to the prime location.

Follow the Bear Cam at explore.org/bears to watch the live action.

Chronic Wasting Disease of deer is an emerging wildlife disease concern in Montcalm County. Out of concern for the healt...
09/26/2018
DNR - Hunting Access Program

Chronic Wasting Disease of deer is an emerging wildlife disease concern in Montcalm County. Out of concern for the health of the deer herd and recognizing hunting as an important tool for the management of this disease, the Montcalm Conservation District Board of Directors has voted to enroll the Comden Towle Model Forest into the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - Hunting Access Program (HAP) beginning Oct 1, 2018. We are committed to the safe use and responsible management of the Model Forest. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns. More information about HAP can be found here: https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79119_79147_81529_82010_82061---,00.html

Department of Natural Resources - Hunting Access Program

CWD in Michigan-What Just Happened?! Recap - Michigan United Conservation Clubs
08/10/2018
CWD in Michigan-What Just Happened?! Recap - Michigan United Conservation Clubs

CWD in Michigan-What Just Happened?! Recap - Michigan United Conservation Clubs

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission just completed the August 9, 2018 monthly meeting where the biggest item up for action was Chronic Wasting Disease Regulations (Wildlife Conservation Order Amendment No. 12). Rather than take you through the pain of all the amendments and amendments of amend...

Michigan United Conservation Clubs
06/09/2018
Michigan United Conservation Clubs

Michigan United Conservation Clubs

Have you heard about the proposed CWD regulations just released yesterday? Here's a quick summary of the proposal if you don't have time to read all 40 pages. Stay tuned early next week for MUCC's suggestions for improvement. The NRC will have a full presentation on Thursday, June 14 in Lansing around 12:30 PM and MUCC will be there to stream it LIVE for our Facebook viewers.
https://mucc.org/summary-of-proposed-cwd-regulations/

Kent Conservation District
05/03/2018

Kent Conservation District

Share this with someone that owns 20+ acres of recreational forest land. Don't forget the hunt camp! 🌲🦌

Hey folks, don't forget to call and register for this free event Friday evening!
05/01/2018

Hey folks, don't forget to call and register for this free event Friday evening!

Hey folks! Join us next Friday evening to discover a vernal pool at the model forest! A vernal pool is a seasonal pond which hosts all kinds of interesting creatures. πŸΈπŸ“žπŸŒ±πŸŒ™πŸ”¦

Hey folks! Join us next Friday evening to discover a vernal pool at the model forest! A vernal pool is a seasonal pond w...
04/24/2018

Hey folks! Join us next Friday evening to discover a vernal pool at the model forest! A vernal pool is a seasonal pond which hosts all kinds of interesting creatures. πŸΈπŸ“žπŸŒ±πŸŒ™πŸ”¦

April 28th from 10-1pm join some conservation minded folks in removing an extremely invasive plant. Learn how to identif...
04/15/2018

April 28th from 10-1pm join some conservation minded folks in removing an extremely invasive plant. Learn how to identify and control it in your own yard and neighborhood. Meet at the Flat River Historical Museum 213 Franklin St in Greenville.

The Geek Strikes Back
04/14/2018

The Geek Strikes Back

04/07/2018
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Do the timberdoodle

Starting in early spring, male American woodcocks perform a "sky dance" to woo potential mates. This one was spotted early in the morning along the road at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, showing off his signature moves that we'd like you to try at home. http://bit.ly/2q9Cbtk

Video by Keith Ramos/USFWS

Montcalm Conservation District's cover photo
04/06/2018

Montcalm Conservation District's cover photo

Find native trees and shrubs to attract your favorite birds then place your order for our spring tree sale by this Frida...
03/27/2018
Native Plants

Find native trees and shrubs to attract your favorite birds then place your order for our spring tree sale by this Friday! www.montcalmcd.org

Enter your 5-digit zip code to use Audubon’s native plants database and explore the best plants for birds in your area, as well as local resources and links to more information. By entering your email address, you'll receive an emailed list of the native plants you've selected, get additional tips...

We all live in a watershed. What watershed do you live in?
03/17/2018
LGROW.org

We all live in a watershed. What watershed do you live in?

Where's your watershed?
Comment your answer!

The best time to plant a tree is when it’s cold and wet!
03/16/2018

The best time to plant a tree is when it’s cold and wet!

Good news for our forests but we most remain vigilant!
03/16/2018
Don't Move Firewood

Good news for our forests but we most remain vigilant!

Breaking! The two smaller and more isolated portions of the Asian longhorned beetle infestation in Ohio have been declared eradicated. This is a big step forward in containing and ultimately eradicating the overall Ohio infestation! https://www.aphis.usda.gov/wcm/connect/APHIS_Content_Library/SA_Newsroom/SA_News/SA_By_Date/SA-2018/alb-free-clermont?presentationtemplate=APHIS_Design_Library%2FPT_Print_Friendly_News_release

Aldo Leopold Foundation
03/02/2018

Aldo Leopold Foundation

#LeopoldWeek is here! Today’s challenge: grab your copy of A Sand County Almanac, share a photo of it, and spend some time reading your favorite essays. Let us know what you read! What's striking or meaningful to you?

Don’t have a copy? Pick one up in our bookstore ---> http://bit.ly/2GZWfoh Or check it out from your local library.

Michigan history tells us of a time when men cut trees indiscriminately for money, without information about the forest....
02/16/2018

Michigan history tells us of a time when men cut trees indiscriminately for money, without information about the forest. This had tremendous negative impacts on certain wildlife species and fish, and it took decades for the forests to recover. Today, men cut trees indiscriminately for antlers, while breaking the rules of chainsaw safety and tree felling, without information about the forest. A practice that is not supported by science. The over-cutting of saplings in this forest will create a 40 year gap in large desirable trees in the future. Gathering information and monitoring the results is the responsible way to manage your woods because your actions will span decades and impact a lot more than deer movements.

Great forests make Great Lakes! 🌲🐟
02/07/2018

Great forests make Great Lakes! 🌲🐟

Loggers use Best Management Practices to protect water quality.

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