The Timberland RC&D Area Council is made up of representatives that act as your community's liaison to a ten-county "resource conservation and development" program.
As a 501(c)3 non-profit board of directors, the council provides the leadership and expertise needed to fulfill its mission, raise project and operational funds, develop strategic partnerships and deliver project goals.
Each of the ten county conservation districts and the ten county commission boards nominate an individial as their representative, communication liaison and to act as a Timberland board member.
Your representative is a director on TImberland's board, and works with its members and staff to develop natural resource and community development projects that benefit west-central Michigan. And that's no simple task in an area that covers ten counties and over 6,000 square miles!
The Timberland council evaluates project ideas and proposals that control wind and water erosion, improve stream and wetland habitats, public access and recreation, involve the public with agency decision makers and assist volunteers with marsh monitoring, trails, greenways, and watershed projects.
The Timberland council meets six times each year to recieve, recommend, and evaluate project proposals.
The council considers actions for each proposal received, including whether or not Timberland should seek grant funds, provide technical resources, or if another organization may be more suited to take on the proposed project. Projects that are accepted meet local community needs as well as the goals ans objectives of Timberland's regional "Area Plan" and its annual work plans.
If you would like to bring a proposed project before the Timberland council, please fill out the form below. You proposal will be considered, however, it is not guaranteed that your project will be carried through depending on the above criteria; you will recieve feedback either way. Thank you.