MACD Membership

MACD is the state association that works hand-in-hand with conservation and natural resource partners to promote the work of Conservation Districts as Michigan's local boots-on-the-ground conservation and natural resource leaders.

With a strong membership base, MACD can:

  • Lead our state-level advocacy program, with the goal of state-level general operations funding for each and every Conservation District. For the third fiscal year in a row, with your help, MACD was able to advocate for an additional $3 million appropriation, totaling $9 million, accounting for $120,000 per district. We know for some districts that an additional $40,000 per year isn't much, but for others it's been a game-changer. In 2024, MACD will continue to work hard in Lansing to advocate for additional state operational funding for our membership.

  • Engage in state-level policy activities to strengthen locally-led conservation and the delivery of programs through the locally trusted resource of Michigan Conservation Districts. This includes representation on various advisory committees (e.g. MAEAP, and other programs).

  • Provide outreach to citizens to help grow the understanding of our hands-on, local approach to cutting-edge natural resource management.

  • Provide robust information, education, and networking opportunities to strengthen Districts' ability to provide conservation assistance to landowners, managers, and all citizens of Michigan.

Conservation District Membership

Only Conservation Districts' directors and staff are actual "members" of MACD. Individual members are enrolled in MACD through their Conservation District's membership. Districts can select from four levels of membership: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. 

MACD Membership Guide

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or Pay by Check:
FY24 Membership Paper Invoice


For individuals and organizations that wish to support MACD's work in bolstering local District resources, we offer two levels of associate membership involvement, each offering unique MACD participation opportunities: Advocates and Partners.


“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.” - Jane Goodall

Become an Advocate Member and join MACD in our work to support Conservation Districts as Michigan’s locally-led, grassroots resource for conservation and natural resource programs. Advocate Member opportunities are available to individuals and students, who also receive access to our latest MACD news, events, and happenings throughout the year.

Advocate Member Details


Become engaged as a Partner Member to support Michigan Conservation Districts and locally-led conservation in Michigan.

Partner Members support MACD’s mission, in addition to receiving outreach and sponsorship benefits to showcase their support. Partner opportunities come in four levels, to best fit the needs of small to large organizations. Support MACD and participate as a Partner Member today!

Partner Membership Details

To learn more about your Conservation District’s membership opportunities with MACD, or how you as an individual or organization can be a part of MACD’s unified voice in support of locally-led conservation, please contact Dan Moilanen, Executive Director of MACD:

Dan Moilanen
MACD Executive Director
Office: 517-331-1335
Email: [email protected]