Benzie Conservation District

To encourage and assist people in preserving, managing and enhancing Benzie County's natural resources through services, education and demonstrations.

The District's purpose is to foster the best use of land for the present and future benefits of the community, based on the land's capabilities and landowners goals. Combating soil erosion, managing surface and groundwater quality and promoting the maintenance of the lands related resources and the aesthetic values are vital to the community's long range economic well being, from food and timber production to natural resources related industries and tourism. To these ends, the District strives to be a "gateway" to resource management information and service providers, so that citizens may manage their lands for a healthier Benzie County.

District activities include cooperation in implementing federal, state, and local government programs, as well as other independent programs, such as conservation awareness, Envirothon, farmland preservation, forestry, and wildlife habitat enhancement to name a few. The District is supported by appropriations and grants, which may be highly variable, depending on the economy and political emphasis. In addition to state and county appropriations and federal and state grants, the Benzie Conservation District directors are responsible for developing funding sources such as annual seedling and native plant sales and fundraisers for operating the resource related programs

Contact Benzie Conservation District

Tad Peacock
District Administrator
280 S. Benzie Blvd.
PO Box 408
Beulah, Michigan  49617-0408
Phone: 231-882-4391


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Benzie County, Michigan

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