Programs & Services

Critical Dunes

Ottawa Conservation District is a local resource for information about Michigan’s Critical Dunes. Staff is available to answer questions, and the District offers informative programs about critical dunes for schools and organizations.

Invasive Species Control

The Ottawa Conservation District offers a variety of services to identify and control non-native invasive species throughout West Michigan. We assist all types of landowners and municipalities to help restore the native ecosystems threatened by these invaders.


Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is a voluntary, proactive program that supports agricultural producers as they work to protect our natural resources.

Bass River Deer Creek Restoration Project

The staff of the Ottawa Conservation District along with conservation partners are conducting many activities geared toward reducing the E. coli concentrations that currently impair both of these sub watersheds of the lower Grand River.

Upper Sand Creek Restoration Project

Ottawa Conservation District staff worked in partnership with several local resource managers to decrease excessive sediment in this sub watershed of the lower Grand River.

The Pigeon River Trout Habitat Assessment Project

This project involves the collection of water quality data as it relates to fisheries throughout the Pigeon River. Information will be used to target areas of concern for potential restoration.

Forestry Assistance Program

The Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) focuses on providing education and technical assistance to private landowners regarding forest management.

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Program

The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Crew is working to control and eradicate hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA): an invasive insect that feeds on and kills Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) trees.