American Chestnut Project

American Chestnut American chestnut can grow to nearly 100 feet in height and 10 feet in diameter. Given the right conditions, it can begin producing nuts around 7-8 years and deer, turkey, pheasant, ruffed grouse, wood ducks, squirrels, and songbirds all crack open the spiny burs to reveal the tasty chestnuts within. The tree’s small […]

BCD Seeks Forester

Position Available: Conservation District Forester  The Barry Conservation District seeks a Forester to work within the Forestry Assistance Program. Position requires a minimum of a B.S. or M.S. in Forestry. This is a grant-funded position, renewed annually. The wage ($40k – $45k) will be commensurate with candidate’s experience. Send cover letter and resume by April […]

Upcoming Habitat Workshops Planned Around Southern Michigan

Over the next couple months, Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Pheasants Forever, Quality Deer Management Association, local Conservation Districts, USDA Farm Services Agency, the DNR, and many other partners are coming together to promote pheasant cooperatives and general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) sign-up around Southern Michigan. January 2016 marks the 5th year of the Michigan Pheasant […]