Farm Bill Extension

USA Today – Last-minute action by Congress to extend the expiring farm bill provides farmers and ranchers with a lifeline for this year, but it does little to suppress growing uncertainty in the agricultural community bracing for significant cuts to support programs. The bare-bones extension passed late Tuesday by Congress as part of the package […]

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Cover Crop Field Plot

Sponsored by the Midwest Cover Crop Council and MSU Extension_ The field day is over but the good news is that this plot will remain in place through November 1st and be available for self guided tours. Don’t be shy when you visit! These are big plots so dig up some plants, probe the beds, […]

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New Rabbit River Watershed Project Now Underway!

In August of 2010, the Allegan Conservation District was awarded a grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment to address water quality concerns in the Rabbit River Watershed. Specifically, the grant will focus on improving water quality within the Black Creek, Red Run Drain and Green Lake Creek sub-watersheds. Goals of the […]

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Backyard Habitat

Why create a backyard habitat? It’s fun! You’ll attract beautiful songbirds, cheerful butterflies and other interesting wildlife to your yard. Watching wildlife can be fun for the whole family. It’s relaxing! The natural environment of your habitat will provide a peaceful place to relieve stress and unwind, day or night. It makes your yard more […]

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Natural Resources Conservation Service

*CONSERVATION PARTNERS* *The Natural Resources Conservation Service* is a federal agency and a partner of the Allegan Conservation District. We are co-located in the same office in the USDA Allegan Service Center. Since 1935, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (originally called the Soil Conservation Service) has provided leadership in a partnership effort to help America’s […]

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Forestry Services

*FOREST AND WILDLIFE MANAGMENT* The Allegan Conservation District provides forest and wildlife management information, educational programs, technical assistance, and referrals to all residents, community groups, and government agencies within Allegan County. Due to lack of state funding, these services are now available on a limited basis for a fee. Fees will be assessed for site […]

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Welcome

Michigan’s Conservation Districts are “unique” local units of State Government, that utilize state, federal and private sector resources to solve today’s conservation problems. The guiding philosophy of all Conservation Districts is that decisions on conservation issues should be made at the local level, by local people, with technical assistance provided by government. Though Conservation Districts […]

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