Berrien Conservation District

Berrien County Conservation District

This event is open to landowners seeking information related to conservation practices on the farm. Talks include drone demonstrations (spot spraying and cover crop applications), herbicide resistance, cover crops in vineyards, vine nutrition, vineyard sustainability, protecting beneficial insects with IPM in vineyards, Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP), and USDA-NRCS Cost-Share opportunities.

Japanese Knotweed Workshop at Eau Claire District Library

Join the SW X SW Corner CISMA on July 11th at 6:00 pm to learn about the impact of Japanese Knotweed in the Eau Claire community and Southwestern Michigan. This invasive plant has the potential to damage roads, pipes, sewer lines, and building foundations. Knotweed chokes out native vegetation, increases erosion, degrades water quality, and degrades habitat for native wildlife. Topics discussed will include identification, mapping, and issues associated with this plant. Following the presentation there will be an opportunity to go outside and see knotweed in town. 

Registration is not required but we encourage RSVPs to Jared Harmon at 269-471-9111 or email [email protected]

Local farmers finding ways to make crops and environment 'greener' by adding Water Control Structures to their drain tile. 

The Berrien Conservation District was very excited to invite WSBT's Danielle Kennedy out to interview Patrick Freehling of Baroda on Water Control Structures and their benefits to crop production and water quality!  Click on the link to view the interview:  (click on the white circle in the center of the corn to start the video after clicking the link)

         Contact us to learn more about Drain Tile Water Control Structures and how to receive financial assistance to install them.
The Regular Monthly Board Meeting for August is Thursday, August 9, at 12 noon.
2017 Berrien County Plat Books are available at our office!

The Hunting Access Program (HAP) .  A minimum of 40 acres with 20% in grassland, wetland, or forested habitat.   Rates are per acre, based on type of habitat.  
Additional financial assistance for habitat improvement may be available.

For more information visit or contact Nancy at 269-471-9111 x3





















Contact us at:

3334 Edgewood Road, Berrien Springs, Michigan 49103 

269-471-9111  ext. 3

email: [email protected]

We are housed in the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Office in the USDA Service Center Building.  Our Office hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. Due to the nature of our business, personnel may not be available during normal business hours as farm visits, workshops, training, or other may take us out of the office.  To ensure service please call ahead.

Mission Statement

The Berrien Conservation District's mission is to promote the protection and improvement of Berrien County's natural resources through partnerships, education, reforestation, ground and surface water protection, and soil erosion control measures.