Houghton-Keweenaw Conservation Districtupdated: October 2009

The Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District is the conservation gateway in our community. The District helps local people find answers to their land management questions by linking them with natural resource professionals, products, and services. A Board of Directors, consisting of elected community volunteers, makes decisions about conservation programs and services and hires qualified staff to conduct and carry them out.

The Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District began more than 50 years ago and is one of eighty-two districts in the state of Michigan.

Programs and Services

Cooperative Resource Management Initiative
A resource professional helps private landowners interested in practicing good wildlife and forest conservation on their land.

Basic soils information
The Conservation District has copies of the Houghton County Soil Survey availabel for public use. Keweenaw County is currently under survey by the NRCS Soil Survey Team.

Sale of trees, shrubs, native wildflower seeds, and conservation references
The Conservation District offers a large variety of tree planting and wildlife materials during the annual tree sale. Some products are available year-round.

Michigan Envirothon
This program helps high school students cultivate a desire to learn more about our natural resources and environmental issues through competitive events.

Information on state, federal, and local programs
We have free literature, a knowledgable staff, and a conservation resource library to help you. If we don't know, we help you find out. Contact us.


Contact Houghton-Keweenaw Conservation District

Sue Haralson
600 East Lakeshore Drive
Suite 2
Houghton, Michigan  49931-1871
Phone: (906) 482-0214
Fax: 906-482-6074


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Houghton County, Michigan

To request additions or corrections to this entry email the Administrator
Related Success Stories for Houghton-Keweenaw Conservation District

Bete Grise Preserve
Partners raised funds and applied for grants to buy Bete Grise, a high quality dune swale wetland system. In 2004, two grants were awarded totaling $1,450,000 for 1104 acres.