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
See the beauty of St. Martin Island in Lake Michigan. This island, protected by The Nature Conservancy, provides critical stopover habitat for migratory birds and butterflies.
Guided by science, adaptation forestry combines management and planting efforts to bolster forest resilience. More forests equals cleaner water and air.
Finding solutions for a toxic problem.
Conservancy scientists talk about their work to protect the Great Lakes.
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.
- 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