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Legacy: Spring Newsletter 2021

The work of a land trust is inextricably linked to legacy. Tasked with protecting natural lands in perpetuity, we are ensuring that the world we leave behind includes spaces where plants, wildlife and humans alike can thrive. Land Conservancy supporters are creating this legacy—whether they...

Letter from the Executive Director

[caption id="attachment_17388" align="alignright" width="250"] Kim Karn[/caption] When I first moved to Grand Rapids from Colorado to serve as the Land Conservancy of West Michigan's development director in the fall of 2019, I quickly came to appreciate this region's natural beauty. As a mother of two daughters,...

Taking good care

Karen Olson reflects on her service as Preserve Steward of B.D. White Nature Preserve [caption id="attachment_17484" align="alignright" width="312"] Karen Olson[/caption] When Karen Olson first became the Preserve Steward of B.D. White Nature Preserve in 2011, the spring-fed creek running through the natural area had no name. Karen...

Focal Region Feature: Eastern Glacial Corridor

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 Eastern Glacial Corridor in a Q&A with LCWM Stewardship Director Justin Heslinga. Can you speak to the ecological importance of the Eastern...

Winter’s Work: Preserve Stewardship Update

After the winter chill sets in, and the dormant plants’ myriad hues of brown are covered by a crisp white blanket, fieldwork still beckons for the staff of the Land Conservancy of West Michigan. Although the bulk of our work requires plants to be green and actively growing, there is still plenty to do after the leaves fall. So,...

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