• Introducing Upriver Nature Preserve

    Introducing Upriver Nature Preserve

    An anonymous family has donated 155 acres along the Little South Branch of the Pere Marquette River to the Land Conservancy. In the coming months, we will work to ready Upriver Nature Preserve for public exploration.

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  • Fund the Future of Pere Marquette Conservation Park

    Fund the Future of Pere Marquette Conservation Park

    Together, we can ensure Pere Marquette Conservation Park is cared for and maintained forever. Please donate to the Park Operations Endowment Fund today!

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  • Strategic Conservation Plan

    Strategic Conservation Plan

    The Land Conservancy has developed its first-ever Strategic Conservation Plan—a proactive approach to protecting natural areas in West Michigan for the next 10-15 years.

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  • Make a gift to the Land Conservancy!

    Make a gift to the Land Conservancy!

    Support keeping nature nearby in West Michigan. Make a donation to the Land Conservancy of West Michigan today!

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  • Give the Gift of Nature Nearby

    Give the Gift of Nature Nearby

    For birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and more: Give the gift of nature nearby. Donate in honor of your loved one and we will send them a customized notecard featuring nature-inspired artwork!

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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.

Protect

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

Enjoy

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

Care

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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159
Properties
12807
Acres
89
Miles of Shoreline
8
Counties Served

Projects

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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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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