By Jennifer Calfas & Rebecca Kruth, Michigan Radio With the weather warming up, trees around the state will soon fill with leaves again. But not for some red oak trees in the state. Oak wilt, an invasive fungal disease that can easily kill red oak trees, has spread to trees across the state, mainly in […]
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 […]
Congratulations to Fred Flower and Jim Skipper, our newly elected board members!
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 […]
CANCELLATION NOTICE Please note that the regular meeting scheduled for the Barry Conservation District Board on March 18th, 2016 has been cancelled. The annual meeting will take place on March 30th, 2016 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at the Barry 911 Dispatch Center, 2600 Nashville Rd., Hastings.
Exciting news- we have an online store available for the tree sale this year and are accepting credit cards! Please access our NEW online store here: https://squareup.com/store/bcd If you have problems with the store, please contact us at (269) 948-8037 x117. Thank-you for your patience as we test out the new system!
We are gearing up for our annual Spring Tree Sale and couldn’t be more excited to offer a wide variety of native species. What are native species and why are they important? “Native species” is a term used to describe a species, in this case a tree or shrub, which has historically been found in […]
Two positions on the Barry Conservation District Board of Directors will be up for election at the March 30, 2016 Annual Meeting. Each position is a four-year term, with the candidate elected serving through Spring 2020. District seats are non-partisan. Eligible candidates are residents of Barry County who are 18 years of age or older […]
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 […]