2022 Holiday Hike Challenge Results

This holiday season, many of you set out to find the big red holiday bows hanging on trees in 16 of the natural areas the Land Conservancy has helped protect. You travelled across West Michigan with your friends, family, and pets and discovered gorgeous natural places—some for the first time!  A hearty thanks to everyone who

Sunrise at The Highlands

2022 Year In Review

The year 2022 brought many wonderful gifts and experiences for the Land Conservancy of West Michigan. Join us as we reflect on the year!  Land Protection Staff News April Scholtz retired from her position as Land Protection Director at the Land Conservancy of West Michigan after nearly 30

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