Orders for the 2018 Native Plant Sale are due by April 30. 2018. Pick-up is on May 25, 2018, at the USDA Field Office. (1668 Lincoln Road, Allegan MI 49010).
Orders for the 2018 Tree Seedling Sale are due by March 30. 2018. Pick-up is on April 21, 2018, at the USDA Field Office. (1668 Lincoln Road, Allegan MI 49010).
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This post is by Bill Cook, MSU Extension Forester/Biologist. Mr. Cook can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Asian long-horned beetle has the potential to inflict forest damage in epic proportions, the likes of which we have not seen since chestnut blight forever changed the character of forests in eastern North America. Early observations of this beetle […]
The Allegan Conservation District and the Allegan County Farm Bureau just held an on-farm field day at Gold Coast Farms in Fennville on Wednesday, June 10. Funding for this program was provided by the Michigan Farm Bureau to the Allegan County Farm Bureau. Mike Ludlam, the Allegan Conservation District’s Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) Technician, coordinated […]
Three schools located in Allegan County recently became proud recipients of the Michigan Green Schools award thanks to the dedication of students and staff. Bentheim Elementary School (Hamilton), Douglas Elementary School, and Allegan High School received the awards due to their commitment to environmental education in the classroom. Each school committed to performing a minimum […]
On Friday, April 24, just over 20 Fennville High School students teamed up with over 20 Fennville 4th graders and the Allegan Conservation District to reforest a section of the Fennville Public School forest property located within the Allegan State Game Area. 650 white pine seedlings sponsored by Consumers Energy and the Michigan International Speedway […]
Article by Shawn Kelly, Forestry Assistance Program Forester for the Allegan, Barry, and Ottawa Conservation Districts Under some conditions rapid expansion of the living inner bark can form a vertical crack in the bark, or a “split.” This is especially common on young smooth barked species such as maple and beech. If you look closely […]
As part of the West Michigan Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (WMCISMA), the Allegan Conservation District and the residents we serve will soon begin to benefit from the awarding of a DNR Invasive Species Grant Program award of $343,900. The WMCISMA is a collaborative of a number of organizations from 8 counties with the sole […]
Article by Shawn Kelly, Conservation District Forester for Allegan, Barry, and Ottawa Counties. Allegan County is now the 25th county within the Lower Peninsula to play host to the exotic pest known as Beech Scale, which in conjunction with an exotic fungus has caused the mortality of millions of American beech trees in Michigan to […]