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Michigan Conservation Districts: What are they? How do they help your county?


Maxwell Ramsay, Gogebic Conservation District


Thursday, August 11 • 8:00pm ET / 7:00pm CT via livestream on Facebook and Zoom




Meeting ID: 860 7526 9466

Passcode: 2022

Michigan’s 78 Conservation Districts (CDs) are the local providers of natural resource management services — similar to local fire, police, health, and school services. CDs are local units of government that utilize state, federal and private-sector resources to solve today's conservation challenges. CDs were formed so that decisions on conservation issues could be made at the local level, by local people, with additional technical assistance provided by government-affiliated organizations.

Join us this Thursday for the next UPEC Livestream when our guest will be Maxwell Ramsay of the Gogebic CD. He’ll will briefly touch on the purpose, and history of CDs, then give some examples of past projects and current programs that the Gogebic Conservation District is involved with.

Originally from Black River Harbor, a small former fishing village situated on Lake Superior near Ironwood, Maxwell Ramsay holds an undergraduate degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a master’s in Conservation Ecology at the University of Michigan. Since his graduation he has worked at the USGS as a Biological Science Technician and in various seasonal positions with the Forest Service. After a brief time in the Detroit area, he and his wife moved back to Black River Harbor. Ramsay now works at the Gogebic Conservation District where he focuses on program development and outreach.



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