Berrien Conservation District

Managing your Natural Resources

Berrien Conservation District Staff

Providing education and technical service

Nancy Carpenter

District Manager
Nancy Carpenter started employment with the Berrien CD in June 2008 as the District Manager. She is responsible for maintaining the district's funding, programs, grants, and overall   conservation efforts. Nancy works closely with the board of directors to achieve the district's goals.  She is available to the community as a resource for questions or concerns regarding conservation.

Suzanne Forraht

MAEAP Technician
Suzanne Forraht started with the Berrien CD in March 2008 as the MAEAP Technician. She works with the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). This is a voluntary, free program that educates property owners and managers on conservation practices for ground and surface water protection.  


Produce Safety Technician
This position is currently vacant.

Nor Serocki

Invasive Species Coordinator 


Covering Berrien, Cass, Van Buren Counties

James Magner

Soil Erosion Inspector

James is a part time employee who works directly with the Berrien County Drain Commissioners office to provide inspections for the Soil and Sedimentation program.