News & Blog

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...

Volunteer Spotlight: Karen Andrus

During the week, Karen Andrus works as an environmental engineer for Steelcase. On the second Saturday of every month, there’s a good chance you can find her on a Land Conservancy nature preserve, equipped with work gloves and whatever tools the day’s tasks require.  A long-time...

Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Synk & Theresa Pawloski

Every Second Saturday, the Land Conservancy invites volunteers to help with various stewardship activities on its preserves. If you’ve attended one of these events recently, there’s a good chance you were working alongside Bob Synk and Theresa Pawloski. Bob and Theresa are frequent volunteers at...

Asters and goldenrod

Whether you ask an artist or a biologist, both will tell you that Canada Goldenrod and New England Asters are perfectly paired. Read a guest blog by Maisie Wiler about the unique relationship between these wildflowers....

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