Now Hiring - District Forester!
The Chippewa/Luce/Mackinac Conservation District (CLMCD) is seeking interested applicants to serve as a Cooperative Resource Management Forester in the area of private lands forestry. The applicant must possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry and enjoy working with the public. Experience in forest plan writing, grant writing, and USDA Farm Bill programs preferred.
The purpose of the Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) is to provide private landowners with technical assistance regarding forestry, wildlife habitat, and related natural resource concerns, so that they may make informed decisions about the use and management of their forestlands. The candidate will be housed in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and will include assignments in Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac counties. Duties will be performed under the direction of the CLMCD Administrator and the District advisory board made up of directors and staff from the Conservation District Board, local, state and federal partners.
This is a one year (renewed annually) grant funded position with a wage range of $17-19/hr, depending on experience. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a background check. Use of a personal vehicle required (mileage reimbursement provided).
Send resume, cover letter, and writing sample (forest management/stewardship or resource plan) to CLMCD, 2847 Ashmun St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 or email to email@example.com for consideration. OPEN UNTIL FILLED. CLMCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Program Provider.
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Local Food Summit - Registration Open!
Tuesday, November 5th – Dee Stadium, Houghton
Wednesday, November 6th – NMU University Center, Marquette
Thursday, November 7th – LSSU Cisler Center, Sault Ste Marie
$15 per person, lunch included
(a limited number of scholarships are available)
8:00 am Registration and coffee
8:30 am – 4:30 pm Local Food Summit
Topics to Include…
- Understanding Community Food Systems
- What’s up with The U.P. Food Exchange (UPFE)
- Regional Food Hub Updates
- Local Food Panel Discussions – Overcoming Barriers and Results
- Future Plans at the MSU U.P. Research &Extension Center
- Breakout Discussions on Local Food Issues
- Latest News from the MI Dept. of Ag & Rural Dev. (MDARD)
Keynote Speaker: Ken Meter, Crossroads Institute
Ken Meter is one of the most experienced food system analysts in the U.S., integrating market analysis, business development, systems thinking, and social concerns. As president of Crossroads Resource Center in Minneapolis, Meter holds 42 years of experience in inner-city and rural community capacity building. He will discuss his recently completed report of the Upper Peninsula.
More information can be found on the U.P. Food Exchange website
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It's Official - Districts Merge
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) announced the formation of the Chippewa/Luce/Mackinac Conservation District effective July 11, 2012. The new district reflects a consolidation of the Luce/West Mackinac Conservation District and the Chippewa/East Mackinac Conservation District. Residents of Chippewa, Luce and Mackinac Counties can now receive services at the district's office located at 2847 Ashmun Street in Sault Ste. Marie.
Newsletter - November 2012 - Click here
Newsletter - August 2012 - Click here
Newsletter - April 2012 - Click here
2011 Annual Report - Click here
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.
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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.