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2021 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 our nature preserves. 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 participated in our Holiday Hike Challenge! Today we...

2021 in Review

In 2021, we continued to be amazed by your outstanding support for the protection and care of West Michigan's natural areas. Please join us in reflecting on an incredible year for land conservation! Land Protection The Land Conservancy is proud to have supported the permanent protection of...

Water: Fall Newsletter 2021

This fall's newsletter is centered around all the ways land conservation supports the quality of our watersheds. In this issue, you'll read about the Land Conservancy's strategy for protecting West Michigan's Big Forests & Wild Rivers, a project to daylight an underground stream at The...

Return to daylight

Work will soon start on the next chapter of restoration at The Highlands. The collaboration between the Land Conservancy and Blandford Nature Center to transform the former golf course into an accessible, natural space with restored habitat continues with a first for both organizations: daylighting...

Focal Region Feature: Big Forests & Wild Rivers

The Land Conservancy of West Michigan’s Strategic Conservation Plan identifies three regions where we will focus conservation efforts. In this article, we explore the Big Forests & Wild Rivers region in a Q&A with LCWM Conservation Easement Stewardship Specialist Nick Sanchez.  Why is the Big Forests...

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