Michigan Conservation Districts

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Michigan Conservation
Districts

Your Land, Your Water, Your Michigan


Michigan Conservation
Districts are local, special
purpose units of state
government that provide
natural resource
management services to
Michigan citizens to
encourage private lands
management for a
cleaner, healthier,
economically stronger
Michigan.

Michigan Conservation Districts


Created by a vote
of the people to
provide
conservation
programs
assistance to the
local community.


Districts identify county
resource issues to guide
program focus and
deliverables


Utilize state and federal
programs to address local
resource issues


Provide natural resource
technical and educational
assistance to farmers and
landowners

How Conservation

Districts Work

What We Do


Agriculture


Water Quality
-

Groundwater and Surface
Water Programs


Erosion Control and Sedimentation,
Environmental Permitting Assistance


Critical Dunes Assurances


Energy and Recycling


Private Lands Management



Programs & Financial Assistance

Provided by Michigan Conservation Districts


Conservation

Technical

Assistance

Initiative

Michigan
Groundwater
Stewardship
Program

Michigan
Agriculture
Environmental
Assurance
Program

Soil Erosion and
Sedimentation
Control

Critical Dunes
Assurances

Private
Forestlands
Assistance

Community
Recycling


Watershed
Planning &
Implementation

DEQ 319
-

CMI

Environmental
Education

Youth and Adult

Emerald Ash
Borer Program

$$ Financial Assistance $$

Programs

Operational Funding

USDA
-
NRCS

MDA

DEQ


Bovine TB
Program

DEQ

DNR

County
Government

Federal Farm Bill

Delivery

Federal Farm Bill

Michigan Allocation

$12,772,513
$8,649,233
$26,790,985
$40,099,577
$44,771,722
$46,337,014
$54,747,812
$53,472,824
$53,730,219
$55,881,724
$0.00
$10,000,000.00
$20,000,000.00
$30,000,000.00
$40,000,000.00
$50,000,000.00
$60,000,000.00
$397,253,623
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE ALL PROGRAMS
1999 - 2008
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008

Farm Bill 2008

Conservation Title Programs



Make the most of the Farm Bill
opportunity!


Visit your local USDA Service Center, or
Conservation District, NRCS, FSA field office


Examine your short
-

and long
-
term goals


Develop a conservation plan



Continuous CRP


New Opportunities:


Incentives for beginning or socially
disadvantaged farmers or ranchers to
transition Cont. CRP land from a retired or
retiring owner to production


New wetland restoration practices


Biomass crop assistance program


Cropping eligibility timeframes


Voluntary three thinning for existing contracts

SAFE

(State Acres for Wildlife Habitat Enhancement)


Diverse Grasslands


Minimum 30
-
acre blocks
or 10
-
acre linear
corridors

SAFE

(State Acres for Wildlife Habitat Enhancement)


Native
Pollinators


Minimum of 2
acres and at least
100 feet wide

CREP

Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program


Program to reduce
sediment, phosphorus
and nitrogen in surface
waters, enhance habitat
for fish and wildlife and
enhance nesting for
upland birds, mammals
and waterfowl.

CSP

Conservation Stewardship Program


Five year contract


Must demonstrate stewardship threshold
for at least one resource concern.


Must address at least one additional
priority resource concern by the end of the
contract


Equal access to all farmers, regardless of
size, crops or location

EQIP

Environmental Quality Incentive Program


New focus:


organic production


forest management


specialty crop production


air quality


historically underserved
farmers


Up to 75% cost chare on
all practices implemented


EQIP
-

Organic


Assistance to organic producers and
producers transitioning to organic
production


Up to $20,000 per year ($80,000 max) to
defray costs to install practices organically

EQIP


Greenhouse, Fruit and Vegetable


Removal of neglected woody fruit
orchards


Updated practices for specialty crop farms
including heavy use area, compost facility,
etc.

EQIP


Forest Management


Eligibility Requirements



Common Practices:



Technical and financial assistance for the
development of Forest Management Plans


Critical area planting, fence, harvest trails and
landings, forest stand improvement, invasive
species control, stream crossings, etc


EQIP


Air Quality


Set aside funding to address air quality
concerns in Michigan


Common Practices:



Agrichemical handling facility


Conservation cover


Prescribed grazing, residue and tillage
management


Windbreak/shelterbelt

EQIP
-

Agricultural Water Enhancement
Program


Additional funding
to St. Joseph,
Black and
Kalamazoo River
Watersheds to
address identified
resource issues


$27 million over 5
years


WHIP

Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program


Cost
-
share to develop
habitat including on pivot
corners and irregular areas


Priorities: essential plant
and animal habitat,
grassland habitat, forestland
habitat, aquatic buffers


Between 75


90% cost
share


GRP

Grassland Reserve Program


Rental agreement or
permanent easement


To restore grasslands
and protect grazing uses


10, 15, 20
-
year rental
agreement or permanent
easement

WRP

Wetlands Reserve Program


Rental agreement or
permanent easement


To restore, enhance
and protect wetlands


Up to 100% cost
-
share for restoring or
improving wetland
habitat


10
-
year, 30
-
year or
permanent easement

How Do I Learn More?


Michigan Conservation Districts
www.macd.org



Natural Resource Conservation Service
www.mi.nrcs.usda.gov



Farm Service Agency
www.fsa.usda.gov




Your Land, Your Water, Your Michigan

Michigan Association of
Conservation Districts


3001 Coolidge Road, Suite 250
East Lansing, MI 48823

phone) 517
-
324
-
4421

fax) 517
-
324
-
4435
www.macd.org