Located in scenic West Michigan, the Muskegon Conservation District is a unique governmental subdivision of the state, created to serve as stewards of our natural resources. The guiding philosophy is that local people should make decisions on conservation issues at the local level, with technical assistance provided by local resource professionals. District projects and programs are as diverse as the landscape and are continually changing to meet the environmental challenges in local communities.

The Muskegon Conservation District was formed in 1938, and remains active to this day helping you restore, protect, and manage our natural resources.

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Natural Resource Assesment

This year, the Muskegon Conservation District conducted a natural resource assessment. This process allows the county to provide direction for the district for the next 5 years regarding for planning and projects. It allows us to know what we are doing right, and what we need to work on. Below are the results of this assessment. Thank you to those who participated. Watch out for new and exciting things coming from the district!

MCD 2018 Natural Resource Assessment

2018 Duck Creek Survey

Recently, the Muskegon Conservation District conducted a survey of residents in the Duck Creek watershed as part of a 319 grant funded by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Nonpoint Source Program. The goal of the survey was to gather public knowledge and concerns regarding the watershed. Below you will find a summary of this survey; these results will dictate future management decisions for the watershed. We appreciate those that took the time to complete and give input on this survey!

This survey was a part of the larger grant which was a partnership between the District, the Land Conservancy of West Michigan and Duck Creek Watershed Assembly. Additional work included establishment of a conservation easement, development of master plan and zoning ordinances as well as targeted outreach and education efforts for private landowners and local governments.

Duck Creek Survey Results