Programs

The Barry Conservation District works with a variety of partners to provide information and technical assistance to the community!


The Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) assists landowners in managing their woodlots and forests.



The Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) offers free, confidential on-farm assistance in minimizing threats to the environment.



The Hunting Access Program (HAP) provides public hunting access on private lands and compensates the landowner with a rental payment.

 



The Barry-Calhoun-Kalamazoo Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (BCK CISMA) is a community-based collaboration involving many different partners that work to manage invasive species strategically across Barry, Calhoun, and Kalamazoo Counties.


The Barry Conservation District works on several watershed conservation initiatives, including:


Youth Day is a fun, free, one-day event that gives local kids the opportunity to try their hands at dozens of outdoor recreation activities.

 


In addition to providing educational programs and conservation projects, each spring the District holds a tree sale, providing inexpensive bare-root trees and planting supplies to encourage reforestation and habitat development in Barry County.