Author: Land Conservancy

Groundbreaking restoration work at The Highlands

This summer, ground broke on one of the final pieces of the restoration work at The Highlands, a natural area protected in collaboration by the Land Conservancy and Blandford Nature Center.   Construction began on the stream daylighting project in early July. The project will bring

April Scholtz and her husband John stand before a lake at Ottawa Sands County Park

Land Protection Director April Scholtz retires

The Land Conservancy of West Michigan would not be the organization it is today without April Scholtz, who retired this spring after a nearly 30-year tenure as its Land Protection Director.    April was the Land Conservancy’s first and longest-serving employee. She was hired as LCWM’s

Maisie Wiler observes a C. pitcheri seedling.

Cirsium pitcheri: A thistle at risk

The following is a guest post from Maisie Wiler (pictured above), a student at Grand Valley State University studying Natural Resources Management and Writing and a Land Conservancy of West Michigan volunteer. She is an avid hiker, cyclist, gardener, and hobby photographer. This past summer, I

a prescribed burn progresses along the forest floor at B.D. White Nature Preserve

Where Once were Oaks

This post is excerpted from an article originally published in the Grand Valley State University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences e-newsletter, CLAS Acts, and is republished here with permission. Anyone fighting a battle in a Michigan backyard with volunteer maple trees could be forgiven for

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