Land Protection

For forty years, the Land Conservancy has been working with communities and private landowners to preserve land. The following three methods are used to protect land in West Michigan:

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Conservation Agreements

Conservation agreements (also known as conservation easements) provide landowners with a way to permanently preserve their land while maintaining private ownership.

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Community Conservation

The Land Conservancy assists local communities and governments in their efforts to create parks and preserve open space.

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Nature Preserves

The Land Conservancy protects land that it owns and manages as nature preserves throughout West Michigan. These preserves are open to the public and include hiking trails and scenic outlooks.

Landowner Resources
Conservation Easement Booklet

Information on potential tax benefits and the costs to create a conservation agreement

Land Donation Brochure

Information about donating land to the Land Conservancy

Criteria for Land Protection Projects

A guide to Land Conservancy projects

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