Preserved! is back! We are excited to announce the launch of the third edition of this collaboration with local artists to capture the beauty of the West Michigan natural areas we protect.
This year, we are working with 16 artists with ties to our West Michigan
Oak savannas (sometimes called oak barrens or oak openings) are transitional habitats between tallgrass prairies and oak forests. They tend to be very diverse because they contain both forest and prairie species.
Oak savannas are maintained by periodic fire, which encourages oak regeneration but keeps
We are finally inching toward more spring-like conditions here in West Michigan, and what better way to usher them in than with some daydreaming about native plant gardening? There are already sales happening throughout our service area. Browse plant catalogs, place your orders and mark
Sand dunes, forests, wetlands, and streams—all contribute to the character and appeal of Hamlin Lake. Located just north of Ludington, this 5,000 acre lake is fed by the Big Sable River. In recent months, two separate conservation projects collectively protected over 300 acres of the
As 2018 comes to a close, we look back on another whirlwind year. We added conservation agreements, helped with a major public acquisition, said goodbye to a few of our longtime staff and welcomed new staff, and we continue to be driven by a growing
In this installation of the LCWM blog, we are going to do something new. Instead of telling you about the projects we are doing, we are going to tell you about another organization that acts in our service area and has, at least in part,
It was confirmed: oak wilt had claimed the lives almost all the red and black oaks across this section of woods. Oak wilt is a disease caused by the non-native fungus Ceratocystis fagacearum, and is lethal to oak trees. But as devastating as oak wilt
If you asked Bruce and Ellen Vartian, they would tell you that the land where they live has taken care of them for nearly 40 years. Last summer they decided, after all the time the land has taken care of them, it was time to