Oscoda County Conservation District
Assisting You In Managing Your Natural Resources
Requests? Call 989-826-8824
Hours of Operation
Due to COVID-19 we will not be in the office but are still available by phone or email.
Call 8:00am to 5:00pm
Monday - Friday
To encourage, support and guide in the wise use, maintenance and restoration of our natural resources through technical assistance, partnership, and educational programs.
To be recognized and known as the clearinghouse for natural resource and conservation interests and/or concerns in our county
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Oscoda County Conservation District
Oscoda CD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. Oscoda CD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program.
Oscoda Conservation District Board Meetings
are conference calls until further notice.
They will take place the first Thursday of every month at 1 pm unless otherwise stated.
November 12, 2020 - 1:00 pm - Agenda December 3, 2020 - 1:00 pm - Agenda
January 7, 2021 - 1:00 pm
February 4, 2021 - 1:00 pm - Agenda
March 14, 2021 - 1:00 pm - Agenda
April 1, 2021 - 1:00 pm
May TBA, 2021 - Annual meeting - 7:00 pm
June 1, 2021 - 1:00 pm
July - No Meeting
August 5, 2021 - 1:00 pm
September 2, 2021 - 1:00 pm
50 years of Conservation Assistance
Oscoda Conservation District is celebrating 50 years of conservation in June. The founding members Melvin Shantz, Fred Klimmek, Forrest Handrich, Glenn Sharp and Richard Yoder, wrote in the organizing documents that the district was needed “for land use help and guidance.” Their initial plan was to provide “on-the-farm technical service.” They thought that the “farms should be mapped to show capabilities.” Their major emphasis was on “helping the man trying to make a living on the farm.”
The original resource assessment stated that the purpose of the District was to provide “a uniform and coordinated program in land use, management and planning.” They wanted to improve agricultural practices such as “soil testing, fertilizer application and water management”. “Drainage is [was] recognized as a problem in the county” at that time.
The founding members also recognized that forestry, recreation and wildlife conservation were important in the county. They were prepared to cooperate with partner agencies to provide opportunities for technical assistance and resource education.
The Mission Statement for today’s Conservation District hasn’t strayed from our founding principles. “To encourage, support and guide in the wise use, maintenance and restoration of our natural resources through technical assistance, partnership and education programs.” We still partner with other agencies to assist with managing our natural resources. Soil, water, air, wildlife, forestry and recreation are still our primary emphasis. If you need assistance with any of these resource issues please contact us by phone 989-826-8824 or check out our website www.oscodacd.org.
Plant it Forward
Oscoda County Park
Commemorative Tree Program
A loved one or an event with the donation of a Commemorative Tree planted in Oscoda County Park.
Commemorate a special person or event by donating a white pine or white spruce. Your contribution will replace countless trees lost due to pest, disease and declining age in the Oscoda County Park Campgrounds.
Your Living Tribute will be placed in the park where it is needed along with an engraved
4" by 8" brick marker.
Tree Sale order pick up is on Saturday May 8th at the Oscoda County Fairgrounds from 9 am - 2 pm!
We will have some trees available day of sale!