2017 Tree Catalog

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2017 Spring Tree Sale!

Orders placed January 9th through February 16th

qualify for a 15% Early Bird Discount

All orders (mail in or online) must be received by COB April, 3, 2017

Tree Pick up dates:
Friday, April 21, 2017 – 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, April 22, 2017 – 9:00 AM to Noon

2017 Spring Tree Sale

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Serving, educating and empowering our community for natural resource stewardship  

What are Conservation Districts? 

 

Upcoming Events

ICD Annual Meeting January 18, 2017

Other Programs and Resources

The Iringneck pheasantCD received a DNR Wildlife Habitat Grant to revitalize its existing 30 acres of native warm season grass prairie and improve game and wildlife habitat.

This revitalization included:

  • A prescribed burn (completed in March)
  • Removal of invasive species
  • Creation of brush piles for small game

Maintaining grassland habitat is critical to many game and non-game species such as ring-neck pheasant, wild turkey, rabbit and rare sparrows including Henslow’s sparrow and grasshopper sparrow.  This initiative has allowed the ICD to offer two public events this past year: a Youth Small Game Hunt and a Landowner Grassland Education Series for anyone interested in learning more about creating and managing grassland/prairie habitat on their own property.

If you liked our Landowner Grassland Education Series or you missed it, partners of the Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative are hosting several FREE grassland management workshops in Southern Michigan. The first will be held on January 17, 2017 in Mason. Please register in advance!

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Michigan Green Schools is a non-profit 501(c)3 agency dedicated to assisting all Michigan schools – public and private – achieve environmental goals which include protecting the air, land, water and animals of our state along with world outreach through good ecological practices and the teaching of educational stewardship of students pre-kindergarten through senior high school.

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Congratulations to Ingham County’s 2016 Green Schools!

Glencairn Elementary School – Evergreen School (20+ environmentally conscious activities)

Williamston Middle School – Evergreen School

Okemos High School – Emerald School – (15+ environmental activities)

The ICD serves as County Coordinator for Ingham County. Call our office at (517) 676-2290 with any questions about the Michigan Green Schools program.

Learn more and apply your school for the program at http://www.michigangreenschools.us/ 

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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.

Thanks to MichiganTrailMaps.com the Ingham Conservation District now has a wonderful new trail map available, including pictures and descriptions of what you’ll find here.  Click here to view the map. To access geocache coordinates for ICD caches, click here. Please see the information following regarding use of the ICD trails.  We look forward to seeing you!

  • 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.
  • Keep children and pets close at hand while crossing the dam.

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The Ingham Conservation District is a partner organization of the PlayCleanGo education and outreach campaign. This campaign is also endorsed by the State of Michigan and other U.S. states. Stop invasive species in your tracks. Learn more and sign up your organization at www.playcleango.org!

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!

REGISTRATION PERIOD: August 1st – September 15th* 

*There are still leases available for the parcel north of Dexter Trail.  Contact the ICD office for details at (517) 676-2290.

Leases will begin October 1st and end December 18th.

Learn more on our Hunting Page.

To register, contact the ICD office during normal business hours (Monday-Thursday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm) at (517) 676-2290 or email the ICD using the Contact Us page.

Recent Events

Lansing Rivers Cleanup

Fifty intrepid volunteers braved the unpredictable weather and cleaned 8 miles of river, including stretches of the Grand River, Red Cedar River and Sycamore Creek on September 10th. Thank you everyone!

Lansing Rivers Cleanup

This event was made possible with a grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and local support from the Mid Michigan Environmental Action Council, River Town Adventures, Friends of the Lansing River Trail, Lansing Oar and Paddle Club, Middle Grand Organization of Watersheds, City Market, Live Green Lansing, Ingham County Parks, Central Michigan Group Sierra Club, Ingham County Drain Commissioner’s Office, Greater Lansing Regional Commission, Blimpies Sub Shop, Lansing Parks and Recreation, Lake Lansing Rd Biggby and Bake N Cakes.

Lansing Rivers Cleanup

Approximately 1,500lbs of trash was removed from these waterways and over a third of the removed material was recycled!

Lansing Rivers Cleanup

Thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers! Without you, this event would not have been possible.

Stream Team Event

The Ingham Conservation District’s Stream Team monitors the health of 12 sites in the Red Cedar, Middle and Upper Grand River Watersheds. Volunteers sampled 8 sites on October 15th and participated in our Bug ID night at MSU held on October 18th.

If you have questions, please use the “contact us” tab or call 517.676.2290.  Office hours are Monday-Thursday from 9 am-3 pm and Friday by appointment.

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