• Support the Land Conservancy

    Support the Land Conservancy

    Make a donation to the Land Conservancy today. Your gift helps keep nature nearby for generations to come.


  • Support The Highlands

    Support The Highlands

    Sponsor a symbolic square foot of The Highlands and ensure a world of discovery for all its visitors, forever.

    Sponsor a Square Foot

  • Download the Digital Wildflower Guide

    Download the Digital Wildflower Guide

    Take the wildflower guide with you on your next hike and learn some of the common species in West Michigan.

    Download the Guide

Keeping Nature Nearby

At the Land Conservancy of West Michigan, we work to keep nature nearby and help people protect, enjoy, and care for natural land in West Michigan. We conserve land by creating public nature preserves, providing support to communities and local governments in creating natural areas, and helping private landowners protect their own land.


Working with families & communities to protect the land close to their hearts


Offering natural places for the enjoyment of residents and visitors to West Michigan


Providing training and tips to help people become better environmental stewards

Help protect and care for the forests, streams, and prairies throughout West Michigan


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The Highlands

The Highlands is a collaborative project between the Land Conservancy and Blandford Nature Center. It is located in the heart of Grand Rapids at the former Highlands Golf Club and is currently undergoing planning and restoration.

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Citizen Photo Monitoring

Signs installed at five different nature preserves will help you to capture pictures of a changing landscape. Your pictures will be used to monitor the progress of volunteers and staff who have worked tirelessly to remove invasive species, restore native plants and help create healthy ecosystems for wildlife and people to enjoy.

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Wildflower Guide

The guide includes 30 native species with descriptions, bloom times and locations. The guide is interactive with links between pages and outbound links for further information on the flowers and is formatted for easy use on mobile phones.

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Ottawa Sands

Along the banks of the Grand River, along a cut-out in the river known as “the sag,” is a mysterious mile of shoreline that has been off-limits to the public for many decades. Now, for the first time, the public could finally have the opportunity to see the natural beauty this property holds.

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