Physical address:
Kalkaska Conservation District
406 Cedar Street
Kalkaska, MI 49646
(Between the Post Office & stoplight on Third St).

Mailing address:
Kalkaska Conservation District
PO Box 2068
Kalkaska, MI 49646

(231) 258- 3307

Meet our Staff:
Mark Randolph, District Manager
mark.randolph [at] macd.org

district staff in field

Mark Randolph, District Manager (right)    Pepper Bromelmeier, USDA, NRCS (left)

Mark has over 25 years of experience protecting Northern Michigan’s natural resources and managing public land. Over this period, he has received and administered 5 million dollars worth of grants and raised an additional 5 million dollars in donations for environmental and community organizations.

Mark lives in Bellaire with his wife, Monica, and daughters Colleen and Ella. He and his family enjoy canoe camping, athletic activities, reading, and spending time with family and friends.


Renee Penny, Conservation Specialist
renee.penny [at] macd.org

Renee Penny, Conservation Specialist

Renee comes to Kalkaska with a B.A. Degree in Conservation Leadership from Lake Superior State University. Her past experience includes work as a utility arborist with Environmental Consultants, Inc., and as a restoration technician with Cardno JFNew. She also has had a variety of experiences conducting ecological restoration while working for The Nature Conservancy in Ohio and Michigan. She has participated in prescribed burns and has knowledge of many techniques used to control invasive plants, such as herbicide application, mowing and hand pulling. In addition, she assisted in bird banding and Piping Plover research at Whitefish Point in the Upper Peninsula.

Renee’s responsibilities include working with landowners in Kalkaska County to manage forest and wildlife resources. She can provide on-site assistance and is very knowledgeable in plant and tree identification, both native and invasive species. Renee can help landowners develop plans for attracting wildlife to their property, including planting trees, shrubs and wildlife food plots. She can make recommendations regarding erosion control methods and techniques. Renee will also be mapping and reporting invasive species in Kalkaska County.


2018 Board of Directors:

George Shetler, Chairman

Dan Lantis, Vice Chairman

Carol Hart, Treasurer/Secretary

Dawn Moses, Director

John Roberts, Director


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