Community Conservation

The Land Conservancy assists local communities and governments in their efforts to create parks and preserve open space. The Land Conservancy works in partnership with these groups by identifying important natural areas, negotiating transactions, writing grants, and coordinating and assisting project fundraising.

Community conservation is a term that has been used in recent years to describe a project that is community-born and protected through group efforts of local citizens. Projects like these are completed only through the passion of local individuals who step up, speak out, and tenaciously work to make sure their beloved places will be protected for those who come after them.

We are grateful for a passionate conservation community in West Michigan that allows an organization like ours to facilitate the most important conservation work we can do–that is, conservation work that you have identified as important. We are excited to grow our community ever bigger, to listen deeper to the conservation needs of West Michigan and to help you protect the places you love.

The following case studies highlight some of our recent community conservation projects:

Other Ways We Protect Land

Conservation Easements

Conservation easements provide landowners with a way to permanently preserve their land while maintaining private ownership.

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.

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