The Great Lakes Project is focused on the protection, restoration and maintenance of the region’s most critical natural systems while safeguarding the lakes from their most significant threats, such as aquatic invasive species.
The Nature Conservancy’s Great Lakes Project has identified six priority areas to build strategic success:
- Aquatic Invasive Species
- Climate Change Adaptation
- Coastal Systems
- Native Fisheries
- Northern Forests
Great Lakes News
After being disconnected from the Great Lakes for more than 60 years, Erie Marsh is back – reconnected to the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem.
This month we talked to our Senior Policy Director Dave Hamilton about what keeps him motivated at work and what role policy plays in protecting our Great Lakes.
We're working in Grand Traverse Bay to restore spawning habitat for lake trout, lake whitefish and lake herring.
The coastal areas around the Great Lakes provide some of the most important habitat within the world's largest freshwater ecosystem. Learn how the Conservancy is working with partners to restore, maintain and protect these critical areas for people and nature.
How is The Nature Conservancy working to protect the world's largest freshwater system? By bringing together the best science with innovative conservation action.
The world's largest freshwater ecosystem provides food, water, habitat, natural resources and jobs to millions of people.