Monroe conservation district
Board of Directors
Mark Chapman – Chairman
Dennis Meyer – Vice-Chairman
Connie Velliquette – Treasurer
Zach Cooley – Secretary
Andrew Karpenko – Member
Board Meeting Schedule: The second Tuesday of each month at 7pm. To be held at the Monroe Conservation District office.
Our Mission & Approach
The Monroe Conservation District provides information and technical assistance to farmers, homeowner/renters, educators, businesses, developers, and government agencies. The District does this by assisting with agriculture management planning, educational displays, demonstrations and informational workshops, tree seedling sales, and native plant sales. Wildlife habitat planning and forestry assistance is also provided.
We work for you and your community to achieve improved water quality, reduce soil erosion, create wildlife habitats, energy conservation and beautification.
Mission Statement – To provide assistance in the wise management of soil, water, and related natural resources by offering technical assistance and information.
Conservation Needs Assessment
Every five years, the District conducts a Conservation Needs Assessment survey to identify natural resource and environmental concerns in Monroe County, how residents use the Conservation District, and how the Monroe Conservation District can best assist residents. Feedback from engaged stakeholder groups, governmental staff, environmental organizations, and farmers is used to assist the District’s staff in planning for the next five years and guide the types of programs and assistance offered.
This planning process and this report include three parts, which are described below.
1. The first part of the report provides an overview of the natural resources found in Monroe County, as well as the relevant planning significance related to each resource. The background information is organized into several main categories: geology, soils, topography, drainage and flood zones, wildlife and habitat, groundwater, surface water, and land use.
2. The second part of the planning process consists of the engagement effort and the 5-year online survey, which was used to solicit ideas and suggestions from stakeholders, local officials, staff, and residents.
3. Once the survey was compiled, the third part involves the development of an action plan to support the District’s action for the next five years. This phase also included preparation of a full draft of the CNA report, which was presented to the Board of Directors prior to submittal.
The main tasks to accomplish this work effort consisted of:
- Providing an overview of the natural resources found in Monroe County.
- Developing an online CNA survey.
Seeking input from stakeholders and residents on resource issues and concerns.
- Summarizing the information obtained and identify the District’s priority issues for the next five-year period.
- Update the District’s long-range strategic plan, which identifies actions the District will take to address the priority issues outlined in the CNA.
Please read the full report by clicking on the Conservation Needs Assessment cover page.