Oscoda County Conservation District
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Assisting You In Managing Your Natural Resources
Requests? Call  989-826-8824



Hours of Operation

Office is open 
10:00am to 2:00pm 
Monday - Friday

or by Appointment
Call 8:00am to 5:00pm
Monday - Friday
989-826-8824

Mission Statement
To encourage, support and guide in the wise use, maintenance and restoration of our natural resources through technical assistance, partnership, and educational programs.

Vision Statement
To be recognized and known as the clearinghouse for natural resource and conservation interests and/or concerns in our county


Conservation District Gallery
Oscoda County Conservation District
The Beautiful AuSable River Watershed
Before: The well-weathered Conservation District sign located on M-72 west of McCollum Lake greeted folks entering Oscoda County.
After: Local Girl Scouts from the Michigan Shore to Shore Troop 41022 gave the sign a facelift.  Thank you girls for painting and repairing this and the sign on M-33 near the Bull Gap Trailhead.  Thanks also to Mio Ace Hardware for the donation of materials.
One of many Vendors at 
"The Grow Show"
The first Saturday in May
Farmers Market at
"The Grow Show"
Located at the 
Oscoda County Fairgrounds
District Book Sales at "The Grow Show"
Tree & Shrub Sales at "The Grow Show"
Red Pines on Public Land along the River Road to McKinley
Oak Wilt reduction project at the Island Lake Campground located in the Huron National Forest.  Michigan DNR plowed lines to break the root grafts through a partnership with the USDA Forest Service.  The Oak Wilt Reduction Grant allowed the OCCD to coordinate the project and replant the site.
The first tree planted for the "Plant It Forward" commemorative tree program at Oscoda County Park was in memory of our beloved District Chairman, Lloyd Troyer.
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 open to the public and held
the First Thursday of the Month, 4:30 PM 
at the Conservation District Office
201 S. Morenci Avenue, Mio Michigan
(Unless Otherwise Stated)
Meeting Dates for Fiscal Year 2014
October 3, 2013 - 9.30 AM 
(at the Skyline Event Center)
November – No Meeting
December 5, 2013 - 4:30
January 2, 2014 - 4:30 PM
February 6, 2014 - 4:30 PM
March 6, 2014 - 4:30 PM
April 3, 2014 - 4:30 PM
May – April 30, 2014 - 9:30 AM
At the Oscoda County Fairgrounds
June 5, 2014 - 4:30 PM
July – No Meeting
August 7, 2014 - 4:30 PM
September 4, 2014 - 4:30 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
Remember
Celebrate
Honor

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.