What’s New at Ingham Conservation District

 Spring Tree Catalog Available Now!


Superior Plum

We have a great assortment of high quality conifers, hardwoods, shrubs, fruit trees, berries and more.



2015 Annual Dinner

Wednesday April 1st 

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

East Lansing Hannah Community Center

Chinkapin Oak

Enjoy a catered meal and hear updates on environmental issues, programs and opportunites from local experts.  The keynote speaker will be Phillip Kurzeja, a Forest Health Technician with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.  He will be presenting "Oak Wilt and Other Pests of the Forest Landscape".  Whether you have one beloved tree or a private woodlot, there will be information to help you keep your trees healthy and beautiful.  Tickets are $10.00, payable at the door.  Please RSVP using the link below, to help us with our planning.  MAEAP verified farmers (plus one guest) eat free.  We look forward to seeing you!

Eventbrite - 2015 Annual Dinner


New Ingham Conservation Center Trail Map Available

Thanks to MichiganTrailMaps.com the Ingham Conservation District now has a wonderful new trailmap available, including pictures and descriptions of what you'll find here.  Click here to view the map.  Please see the information at the bottom of this page regarding use of the ICC trails.  We look forward to seeing you!


MSUE Offers New Farm Bill Educational Programming

See the Farm News page for more information and links to events.


2015 Green Space Trail Race


This years race will be held

Saturday October 10th  

We're looking forward to a great year, including a new Half Marathon Route!  The 2015 Race Application is available for download on the Green Space Race Page.  Volunteers are always welcome and appreciated.  Contact our office if you'd like to get involved.


Grand River Cleanup – October 18, 2014

grand cleanup oct 2014

The weather was cool, but the colors were beautiful!.  We are happy to report the Grand River now has fewer bottles, cans and tires and is one mattress cleaner.  This cleanup was a combined effort of the the Grand River Environmental Action Team, Jackson and Ingham Conservation Districts, and local volunteers to improve the health of the Upper Grand River Watershed.


Thank You Fall Stream Monitors!


This year's intrepid crews sampled at all four of our sites in the Upper Grand River Watershed

We hope you enjoyed spending time outside, learning a little more about the health of your local water and collecting important data that directs local conservation efforts.  


Qualified Forest Program 

Red Pine

The purpose of the Qualified Forest Program (QFP) is to encourage private forestland owners to manage their land in an economically viable and environmentally sustainable manner.  Landowners who qualify for the program receive an exemption from school operating taxes and/or exemptions from the uncapping of the taxable value of the property in the event of a change in ownership.   Landowners interested in enrolling in this program may apply to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). If you are currently enrolled in the MDNR QFP you can transfer to the MDARD program.  There is no fee to apply for a transfer, but some documents are necessary. Visit MDARD's QFP information page or contact our office at 517-676-2290.  If you are interested in learning more about hiring a Consulting Forester, MSUE has an informational bulletin available.  Our staff can assist you in determining if you qualify for the QFP or with questions on facilitating a program transfer.  


Feel free to walk the Trails.

The North and South side of Dexter Trail are open for you to walk the property dawn to dusk each day.  Please keep pets on a leash and keep children and pets close at hand while crossing the dam.  

Please be aware that from October 1 – December 31 the property may be leased for hunting.  Watch for "Hunting in Progress" signs posted near the north and south parking areas.  Please be courteous to hunters, keeping in mind that peak hunting times are dawn and dusk, and always wear hunters orange.  Thank you!


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