The NRCS is an agency within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In partnership with local Conservation Districts such as the Otsego Conservation Distirct, NRCS is charged with promoting and supporting conservation on private lands.

Besides free technical assistance and a Conservation Plan, NRCS has cost-share programs to help landowners turn conservatoin plans into action.

Some of the practices available for cost share are:
Upgrade Your Conservation Plan
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Programs
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Otsego Conservation District
800 Livingston Blvd., Ste. 4A, Gaylord, MI 49735
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• Forest Management Plan
• Tree Planting for Wildlife Habitat
• Cool and Warm Season Grass Planting
• Brush Management (removing invasive species such as Autumn Olive)
• Seasonal High Tunnel (Hoop House)
• Hay and Pasture Planting
• Prescribed Grazing
• Water System for Cattle Operations
• And Many More!
Working with NRCS is always a voluntary decision on the part of a landowner.

If you would like more information about the NRCS and its programs in Otsego County, contact Diana Irizarry at (989) 732-6526, email, or stop by the NRCS Gaylord Field Office on the 4th floor of the Alpine Center (right next door to the Otsego Conservation District).