Clinton Conservation District
Our mission is to provide information and technical assistance for Clinton County citizens to better understand, plan, manage, protect, and use natural resources.
The Clinton Conservation District was founded in 1954.
2022 Plat Books
The 2022 plat books are now for sale in the office for $25. Stop in and get yours today!
Free Forestry Consultations and Workshop
An informational workshop will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at 6pm
at a location TBD in the county. There, the consulting foresters will give a
short talk on timber management while we walk a woodlot. Any and all
questions will be answered.
Woodlots should be five acres or more, must be located in Clinton County, and participants must attend the meeting to sign up.
Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
The program is free, no obligation, and intended to provide management
guidance for your forestland. Foresters can talk to you about the benefits
of having a consulting forester and why land functions best when it’s sustainably
managed. A landowner will give first-hand knowledge of how having
a consulting forester has increased the value of his woodlots over the
years and why negotiating logging contracts alone is not enough.
Register below for this workshop and an opportunity
for a free, confidential visit. More information to come.
Attention Landowners! Dollars for You. Land for Hunters. HAP, The Hunting Access Program, is a financial opportunity for landowners that also provides public hunting opportunities in southern Michigan. It can also help control deer damage or nuisance wildlife. In 1977 the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) created the Public Access Stamp Program through Public Act 373 of 1976, with the purpose of leasing private lands to provide public access for hunting. The DNR places a high priority on providing hunting access on public and private land. Statewide, 21% of Michigan is public lands. The southern portion of the Lower Peninsula is where 89.7% of the states’ citizens live and only comprise 3% of public land. Clinton Conservation District is working in cooperation with Michigan DNR to assist landowners with applications for lease agreements in the Hunting Access Program (HAP). The District will appraise the applicants’ property for hunting purposes to determine habitat quality and post signs furnished by the DNR on property boundaries. Parcels must contain a MINIMUM of 20% grassland, wetland and/or forest habitat. Lease rates to landowners can be up to $25.00 per acre per year based upon quality of habitat.