As a local unit of Government, we have the capacity to bring diverse groups together to solve local resource problems. We will protect watersheds along with conserving and reforesting open spaces. We will encourage stewardship responsibilities of landowners, and are the prime local source of environmental education.
Who? What do they do?
Michigan has 78 Conservation Districts who are local providers of natural resource management services that help our citizens conserve their lands and our environment for a cleaner, healthier, economically stronger Michigan. The Iron Conservation District is one of the 78 Districts.
As local, special purpose units of government, each Conservation District is governed by a locally elected, five-member board of directors. The guiding philosophy of Michigan Conservation Districts is that local people should make decisions on conservation issues at the local level, with technical assistance provided by government.
So that is what we are here for!
To help us reach that goal, we also offer a Variety of various programs to accomplish goals set by our local citizens. We offer invasive species assistance, soil and sediment permitting and enforcement, forestry assistance, operate portable boat wash station provided by USFS, Tree and plant sales, workshops, recycling drives, and a variety of other educating and hands on practices.