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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Kalkaska receives 2018 International Society of Arboriculture Gold Leaf Award for Landscape Beautification

  Cash Cook, Executive Director – Kalkaska DDA; William Lawrence, President – ReLeaf Michigan; Renee Penny and Mark Randolph, Kalkaska Conservation District; Julie Stachecki, President – Arboriculture Society of Michigan   The Arboriculture Society of Michigan and the Michigan Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture has awarded the 2018…

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Owl Prowl Adventure

By Marilyn Shy Kalkaska Conservation District     It’s not too early to start listening for owls calling to each other in the early evening hours. Many owls are setting up territories, breeding, and getting their nests ready in the early spring and late winter. Since owls often respond to tape-recorded…

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Hibernation: It’s Not for Everyone

Hibernation: It’s Not for Everyone By Marilyn Shy, Kalkaska Conservation District Some days, in the dead of winter, it feels like the whole world is hibernating. But then just a couple of days before Christmas, on an evening in December, I saw an opossum foraging for food in my driveway.…

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