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. Learn more in our interactive map.
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
A new model uses bird surveys to gauge forest health at Wild Rivers Legacy Forest.
Join The Nature Conservancy as we tackle a new theme for our monthly #TalkNature Twitter chat. This month's theme is Oceans and Coasts. We'll be chatting about the Great Lakes!
Learn how to combine native and non-native plants into beautiful container gardens with our new video.
Aquatic invaders spread fast. Watch how quickly the Asian Carp has moved through the local waterways.
See the world's largest freshwater dune system and learn how we're working with partners to protect this magnificent shoreline for plants, people...and piping plovers!
Learn what makes the Great Lakes great in this infographic.
- August 20, 2015
- Scientists Restore Reef for Fish in Grand Traverse Bay
- December 17, 2014
- The Nature Conservancy Protects More Land on St. Martin Island
- January 09, 2014
- The Nature Conservancy Urges Interim Solutions and Two-Way Management Concepts in Response to Army Corps GLMRIS Report
- December 04, 2013
- Positive eDNA Detections Highlight Importance of Managing Two-Way Passage of Invasvies Through Chicago Waterway System