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Tuscola Conservation District ®             1075 Cleaver Rd Caro, MI 48723               Phone 989.673.8174 ext. 3                     Fax 1.855.693.2497  
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About Tuscola Conservation District

Our Mission

The Tuscola Conservation District is committed to assisting the residents of Tuscola County with the management of our Natural Resources in a sustainable way through education and implementation of conservation practices.


On March 13, 1943, several landowners in Elkland, Elmwood, Ellington, Almer, Juniata, and Indianfields township petitioned for the creation of the Tuscola Conservation District. The first board of directors included: Dorr Perry, Erwin Zemke, R. Lester Hill, Bruce Brown, and Walter Goodall. On February 4, 1944, Dean Gordon became the first Federal employee. Today the district has five employees that include: District Manager, Conservation Technician/Education Coordinator, MAEAP Technician, Drill Technician, and Wildlife Biologist.

Your Natural Resources are our priority. The District Staff and Board of Directors would like to invite you to take advantage of the many programs and products available from the District. We are located at the USDA Service Center at 1075 Cleaver Road in Caro, Michigan. Our phone number is 989-673-8174, ext 3. Our regular office hours are from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, except for Federal Holidays.

Sustaining the Land for Future Generations
Meet the staff:
Pictured from left to right - front row:
Patty McNinch - Conservation Technician; Mike Boike - District Manager
Pictured from left to right - back row:
Steve Schaub - MAEAP Technician; Carol Schadd - District Conservationist (NRCS); Barry Weldon - Farm Bill Biologist; Kent Schriber - Soil Conservationist (NRCS);

Not Pictured: Brent Laursen - Drill Technician; Board Members: Gale Jackson - Chair; Brian Pike - Vice-Chair; Mike Day - Treasurer, James Weber - Director; Ben Grady - Director