Fall Tree Sale – Now accepting orders. Check it out here!

The Manistee Conservation District [MCD] will be accepting bids for a contractor to perform cutting and removal of oak trees, trenching, tree injections with a fungicide, and/or herbicide treatment, to slow and prevent Oak Wilt.  Oak Wilt is caused by a non-native invasive fungus.  It is currently causing the widespread mortality of oak resources throughout Michigan. Click HERE for more information!

5 Year Resource Assessment

Every 5 years, we ask for input from the public to help guide our operations and planning, and 2016 is that year. Previous years’ surveys have guided us to start working on invasive species issues and to continue our work protecting our water resources.

Please follow the link below to take a quick, 5 minute survey. Participants will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate for tree sales and other products at our office. Share the link with all of your friends, and even those who aren’t; we want to hear from everyone!


Candidate needed for Board of Directors

Mason-Lake Conservation District has an upcoming vacancy for a Director position, and we want you! Directors must be residents from Mason County or the west half of Lake County. The new directors will be appointed by our current Board of Directors temporarily until February 2017. If interested, the appointee may then run for election in 2017 to fulfill the remainding year of the 4-year term. A summary of Director duties and responsibilities can be viewed below.

District Directors Duties


We’re  celebrating 75 years of being Mason and Western Lake Counties’ best resource for watershed & groundwater stewardship, wildlife habitat promotion, and soil preservation. Join the party & learn about volunteer opportunities and how you can conserve natural resources on your land!