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Protecting the Great Lakes State

Three species, 450 tons of rocks, and one chance for a comeback. Watch this video to learn how The Nature Conservancy and its partners are working to restore spawning habitat for Great Lakes fish. Watch the video!

Welcome to Michigan

To learn about the innovative strategies our conservation staff are developing and the priority places where they are being put into action, visit How We Work. Below are stories about individual conservation projects designed to protect and transform, and the people who inspire our work.

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Transform: The Big U.P. Deal - Revisited

We recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Northern Great Lakes Forest Project (a.k.a. The Big U.P. Deal). Take a moment to read how this groundbreaking project transformed land protection in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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Helen Taylor elected to Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Board of Trustees
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Video shows pristine Grand River headwaters preserve
August 12, 2015
Gov. Rick Snyder Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary Of Big UP Land Deal
May 22, 2015
When Power Island Was Henry Ford's Playground
May 09, 2015
Ohio asks neighboring states to help fight Lake Erie's algae

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