District Operations

MAEAP

The Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is an innovative, proactive program that helps farms of all sizes and all commodities voluntarily prevent or minimize agricultural pollution risks. MAEAP‘s mission is to develop and implement a proactive environmental assurance program ensuring that Michigan farmers are engaging in cost-effective pollution prevention practices and working to comply with state and federal environmental regulations.

            Contact:   MAEAP Technician

                            Joel Leland

                            989.341.5163

                            http://www.maeap.org/

CISMA

The Saginaw Bay CISMA exists to create and support collaborative weed management among federal and state agencies, municipalities, tribes, nonprofits, community organizations and private landowners within 17 counties in the Saginaw Bay Watershed. Partners show their support of the SB-CISMA by signing a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) stating that they will work together as a team to manage invasive species on a watershed-wide basis. Invasive plants extend across multiple ownerships and travel over the landscape. For this reason, collaboration and partnerships are essential for effective management. In addition, partnerships can access new sources of funding and increase implementation efficiency. This plan is intended to provide guidance to local government on methods for utilizing available resources and capital on the noxious weed problem regardless of political boundaries. The SB- CISMA promotes weed education and outreach, weed inventory and prevention, and weed control activities.

             Contact:  CISMA Coordinator

                            Fallon Januska

                            989.341.5162

                            http://www.michiganinvasives.org/saginawbaycisma/

HAP

Michigan's Hunting Access Program (HAP) was created in 1977 to increase public hunting opportunities in southern Michigan where 97 percent of the land base is privately owned. This program is now one of the oldest dedicated private lands public access programs in the nation. Providing access to quality hunting lands close to urban properties is a key component to offering additional hunting opportunities, as well as attracting new and retaining current hunters. HAP provides financial incentives to landowners in southern Michigan who allow hunters access to their lands. Using funds from a new federal grant, the DNR plans to significantly expand HAP.

            Contact:   Biologist

                            Kurt Wolf

                            989.875.3900 ext 101

                             http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10363_10913_58762---,00.html


Board Members

Our board is made up of elected members with four-year terms. Board members include:

Bob Schust, Chairman

Rachael Ramirez, Treasurer

Don Schluchter, Director

John Dusek, Director