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
Learn about the nature of cities and what you can do to protect it in November's #TalkNature Twitter chat on November 20!
The project is part of a six-year effort to improve water quality in the Sheboygan River basin and Lake Michigan.
Learn how the Great Lakes project is working with landowners, removing physical obstructions and conserving key places to alleviate wide-spread connectivity issues.
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.
- October 19, 2015
- Next Phase of Great Egret Marsh Restoration Begins with Marsh Drainage
- 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