The Otsego Conservation District is a government-agency put in place to help all
landowners and citizens in Otsego County manage their resources wisely within
the intrisic capability of the land, while working towards achieving the goals of
the landowner, all while maintaining a careful consideration to the future of our
resources for the generations to come.
Some Fast Conservation Facts:
"Your Gateway to Natural Resource Management"
Interested in Other Conservation Districts?
Nearly every county in Michigan has a conservation district, though a
few conservation districts cover an area larger than a single county. To
learn more about other conservation districts in Michigan visit the
Michigan Association of Conservation Districts website by clicking the
• Otsego County is located in the central portion of Michigan's Northern Lower
• The majority of this rolling country is forestland though some farming does
take place despite our generally sandy soils.
• Since much of Otsego County consists of excessively drained to well drained
soils, ground water contamination and soil erosion are topics of major
• There are more than 370 lakes throughout Otsego County.
• The headwaters of 5 major rivers can be found in Otsego County (the Au
Sable, Black, Manistee, Pigeon, and Sturgeon River).
• Otsego County includes a diversity of habitat and is home to many species of
fish and wildlife, including the federally endangered Kirtland's warbler and
several state endangered, threatened, and special concern plants and animals.
• Otsego County's natural resources provide countless opportunities for
Meet Our Board of Directors
Since we are a local unit of government, we are governed by a board of local
officials elected to four-year terms at the district's annual meeting.