We are dedicated to helping all land users wisely manage the natural resources of Allegan County. We strive to achieve this in an economically feasible way through working partnerships to sustain the natural resources for future generations.

Our Board of Directors meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month at 5pm. Our next meeting will be March 16th. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the limit of in-person gatherings, the meetings will be held via teleconference. Allegan County Residents are welcomed and encouraged to attend. If you would like to attend this meeting or have any questions, please contact us at allegan.admin@macd.org
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Office News

Thank You, voters of Allegan County!

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After the Primary Election and the Special Election, the final results are in. The Allegan Conservation District (ACD) millage has passed. ACD can now continue and improve on its outstanding programs dedicated to our environment and sustaining Allegan County natural resources for future generations. One of the many new projects includes a coalition of six partners that will conduct volunteer cleanups of 21 beaches and 4 rivers, removing trash and large debris. Allegan County voted “For the Land, For the Water, and For the Future”.

Thank you,

The Allegan Conservation District

Lon Koops, Chairman

MACD Technician of the Year

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Mike Ludlam, Allegan Conservation District’s MAEAP Technician was nominated for the “Technician of the Year 2020” during our annual MACD Fall/Winter Virtual Convention. Mike’s willingness to share his expertise and experiences with up and coming conservationists won him the title this year. He is a leader in his field often topping the charts in farm verifications and recertifications. Not even a pandemic can keep Mike from meeting and exceeding his yearly goals. Way to go Mike, you deserve it.

Spring Tree Sale 2021

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Friday, April 23rd, 2-6pm
Saturday, April 24th, 9am-1pm

Order forms have been mailed to everyone on our mailing list. If you did not receive an email, please go to our store and place your order.

Check out the Tree Sale Booklet for more information on the types of species available at our tree sale!

Tree Sale Booklet

Our Programs

ACD Projects

We work to provide farmers and landowners technical support to identify resource concerns and create conservation strategies. Allegan Conservation District works with partners on a local, state and federal level to prioritize the health Allegan County’s soil, waterways, farms, and forests. Click below to see our ongoing projects and how you can get involved!

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MAEAP

This proactive, voluntary program is an important part of agricultural conservation work in Michigan. If you are a producer of any size or any commodity interested in turning heads of consumers, consider looking at MAEAP certification.

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NRCS

The NRCS is a Federal Agency and Partner of Allegan Conservation District. Based on sound science and customers’ needs, NRCS provides technical and financial assistance for many conservation activities.

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Forestry

The Forestry Programs made available through the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, has two components: The Forestry Assistance Program and the Qualified Forestry Program. Take a look at the program pages or contact our Forester, Ben Savoie, to learn more.

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In accordance with Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services' recommendations designed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), our office will remain closed until further notice. For assistance, please email the following:
  • Laura Smith, District Manager - laura.smith@macd.org
  • Mike Ludlam, MAEAP Technician - mike.ludlam@macd.org
  • Brian Talsma, Watershed Technician - brian.talsma@macd.org
Thank you for your understanding. Please stay safe and healthy!

savanna landscape

The Allegan Conservation District is wrapping up a two year project restoring oak savanna in the Allegan State Game Area. Now that these areas have been restored, they can be more easily maintained using techniques like prescribed fire.

Read the project summary here