We're celebrating over 75 years of being Mason and Western Lake Counties' best resource for groundwater and agricultural stewardship, forest management, wildlife habitat promotion and soil preservation.

Covid update

In response to the COVID regulations provided by DHHS and MIOSHA, our staff will largely be working from home as of November 19, 2020. We will have one staff person in the office daily to answer phones and return messages. We plan to continue field visits to farms and private properties. Staff will be wearing masks for any in-person interactions during field visits, and a six foot distance between people will be maintained. 

We can still help you with our full array of services, including signing up for programs, technical advice, purchases of books, and products. If you aren't sure who to contact, please visit our Contact Us page, call or leave a message at our office at 231-757-3707 ext. 5. We look forward to hearing from you!

Sustainable Farming Webinar

Join us on March 3rd to learn about different topics in conservation and how it all leads to sustainable agriculture. We will be discussing what

the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is, why the program is important for farms, and how farms can be involved in the program. This webinar will also include a presentation on cover crops and the best management practices for grazing livestock, nutrient management, produce safety, pollinator stewardship, forestry, and programs and practices available through the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS).

To register for the webinar, please follow this link:  https://forms.gle/KsKN9gLsF7hdde758