Oscoda Conservation District

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

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


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.
 


Contact Oscoda Conservation District


Contact Oscoda Conservation District

Donita Charron
Executive Director
201 S Morenci Ave
PO Box 820
Mio, Michigan  48647-0820
Phone: 989-826-8824


 

Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Oscoda County, Michigan