Newaygo Conservation District

The Newaygo Conservation District has five (5) Directors that are elected by the constituents of Newaygo County, must possess a valid Michigan ID and are over the age of 18 years of age.  Directors make all decisions regarding the District's programs and activities.  The directors hire qualified staff to conduct and carry out the programs and activities that they have approved.  These programs provide technical help, information, and awareness, to assist individuals in the District to properly manage their natural resources

Michigan's Conservation Districts are unique local units of State Government, that utilize state, federal and private sector resources to solve today's conservation problems. Created to serve as stewards of natural resources, Michigan's Conservation Districts take an ecosystem approach to conservation.

In recent years, land patterns have changed dramatically. The land is continuously being divided, creating new landowners who have little or no knowledge of land and resource management. Pressures on natural resources have continued to mount with erosion problems due to developing sensitive areas without proper conservation measures in place; and other non-point source pollution occurring due to the actions of the many new landowners in rural and suburban areas. Conservation Districts have evolved in order to serve this new and expanding clientele, in addition to serving their agricultural customers.

Conservation Districts are referred to as "gateways" in their local communities. They provide linkages between land managers and a host of conservation service providers that include state, federal and local governments, conservation organizations, and Internet resources. Conservation Districts continuously scan the needs of their local communities, work in partnership with others involved in conservation to set local priorities, and develop action plans to solve natural resource problems. The delivery of these efforts by Conservation Districts allows citizens to manage their private lands for a cleaner, healthier Michigan. It allows the public a point of access in their communities when questions arise on how to manage natural resources.

Conservation Districts have a wide variety of resource professionals available to assist you and your conservation needs: foresters/wildlife biologists, water quality specialists, resource technicians, soil erosion control agents, conservation education specialists, and more.

Contact Newaygo Conservation District

Gail Warnement
Executive Director
940 West Rex Street
Fremont, Michigan  49412-1037
Phone: (231) 924-2420 ext. 5
Fax: (231) 924-4140


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Newaygo County, Michigan

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