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2847 Ashmun Street

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan 49783

Phone:  906-635-1278

FAX:  855-813-7692






Ashmun Bay


Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District



Now Available!

Interested in becoming more involved in the Conservation District? Consider becoming a Board Director. Nominating Petitions are available now in the office or at the link below. Petitions are due to the Conservation District Office (2847 Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie) by 4:30 PM Monday November 23rd, 2015. Elections will be held at the Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 at the Bruce Township Hall. Contact Kristina at or 906-635-1278 for more information.

Click Here for a Nomination Petition.

FREE Well Water Screening Event!

Thursday October 8th 2015

 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM at the District Office

Click HERE for more information!

2015 Stewardship Poster Contest

Local Heroes - Your Hardworking Pollinators

The 2015 Stewardship Poster Contest is under way. This year the theme is "Local Heroes - Your Hardworking Pollinators." The competition is open to all students K-12 and entries must be received at the District office by 4:30 PM on September 25, 2015 to be considered for the State Competition and by 4:30 PM October 30th to be considered for the Local Competition. Get creative with our local pollinators and see the links below for official rules and entry form. For more information call the Conservation District at 906-635-1278 today!

2015 Poster Contest Rules and Description

2015 Poster Contest Entry Form

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2014 Annual Report - Click here 

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2011 Annual Report - Click here



Available now! 

North Country Gardening with Wildflowers

Neil Moran, horticulturist and member of the Northern Wild Plant and Seed Cooperative, has written a book that will give you all the information you need to grow and enjoy native plants in the Great Lakes region.

The book retails for $14.95 and may be purchased from the Northern Wild Plant and Seed Cooperative or the Chippewa/Luce/Mackinac Conservation District.

Click here for a preview of the book.

Click here for more information.



Our District

The Chippewa/East Mackinac Conservation District was established on May 23, 1949.  In 2009 we celebrated 60 years of service to the landowners of Chippewa and Mackinac Counties.  In July of 2012, the Chippewa/East Mackinac Conservation District merged with the Luce/West Mackinac Conservation District to form the Chippewa/Luce/Mackinac Conservation District. The District now includes all of Chippewa, Luce and Mackinac Counties. 

The number of employees actively working on projects and programs in our District fluctuates depending on the number of federal, state, and local grants made available to the District.  We have been fortunate to receive a number planning and implementation grants dealing with watersheds, water quality, soil protection, invasive plants and insects, and farming enhancements.

Conservation Districts 

Conservation Districts are local units of government consisting of a locally-elected board of directors with small staffs who help landowners and communities with managing their natural resources, including forests, farms, water bodies, and wetlands.  Districts originated in the Dust Bowl days to help farmers improve land management practices to conserve critical soils needed for crop production.  Districts have evolved to help with forestry, fisheries and wildlife, and other natural resource management issues.
Michigan's Conservation Districts work to preserve natural resources through education, research, and direct remediation of key areas.  Conservation Districts are supported by state, federal, and private grants, and through their own fundraising efforts - especially the annual tree sale.  District boards and staff are people committed to conserving our renewable resources.
NRCS Staff in Sault Ste. Marie Office
The Natural Resources Conservation Service has two positions serving landowners in the Eastern Upper Peninsula.  Kent Dankenbring is the District Conservationist and E. Patrick Carr (better known as Pat) is the Soil Conservation Technician for the District. 
This page last updated on 10/5/2015.
2847 Ashmun St. | Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 | (906) 635-1278