The Birds are Back in Town

The Birds are Back in Town By Marilyn Shy, Kalkaska Conservation District   They’re ba-a-a-ck! Robins, Red-winged Blackbirds, and Sandhill Cranes all made their appearance in our area in the last few weeks, right on schedule. Other early spring migrants that have been spotted include grackles, kingfishers, and Red- breasted…

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Right Tree, Right Place

Right Tree, Right Place By Marilyn Shy, Kalkaska Conservation District We were all getting spring fever, right? Seeing that bare ground, and just patchy snow in the woods, and then the white stuff hit us yet again. No matter! Spring is still on its way. And spring means it’s time…

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Notice of 30 Day Strategic Plan Review

The Kalkaska Conservation District has recently completed a draft strategic plan. They met with various stakeholders to review unique challenges and benefits of Kalkaska County resources and discussed how the District can expand their mission and outreach efforts. This 3 year strategic plan will guide District Staff and Board Members…

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USDA Offers Renewal Options for Expiring Stewardship Contracts

USDA Offers Renewal Options for Expiring Stewardship Contracts EAST LANSING, March 5, 2018 — Agricultural producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to renew their Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) contract. Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps private landowners build their business while implementing conservation practices that help ensure…

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