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.
Because of you, in 2016 we purchased additional land at preserves near Traverse City and Jaekson, helped farmers improve practices on 13,000 acres across the Saginaw Bay Watershed, created new maps for migratory fish and exchanged knowledge with Conservancy colleagues in Africa and China.
New maps created for the first time ever by the Conservancy and our partners shows migratory fish patterns and provide data to prioritize restoration and reconnection work in the Great Lakes.
By using Amazon’s charitable giving site, smile.amazon.com, you can give back to nature by designating The Nature Conservancy as your charity of choice, at no cost to you! Last year, the Conservancy received more than $225,000 from this program! Click on the link for more information, including our Michigan staff wish lists.
Looking for somewhere new to take your next hike? Find some inspiration in this slideshow of places we protect.
Check out this slideshow to see how 450 tons of rocks were lowered into Grand Traverse Bay to improve spawning habitat for native fish.
Take a virtual tour of the headwaters of Michigan's longest river.
Colorful plants, insects, birds and other wildlife thrive at this unique wetland habitat in southwest Michigan.
- November 04, 2016
- Newberry students witness ceremonial tree felling for NCAA Final Four basketball courts
- October 27, 2016
- Michigan Dune Alliance helps protect Michigan's iconic sand dunes from invasive species
- October 18, 2016
- Wildlife refuge could play role in revitalizing struggling urban area
- September 15, 2016
- Four-year Project Develops Information to Help Improve Stream Health across the Western Lake Erie Basin
- September 02, 2016
- Protecting the Saginaw Bay Watershed & the Headwaters of the Shiawassee River
- August 25, 2016
- Nooks and crannies: Project rebuilds spawning habitats in Grand Traverse Bay
- July 05, 2016
- NASA joins fight against invasive Great Lakes shoreline plant
- July 03, 2016
- New Trustees for The Nature Conservancy's Michigan Chapter
- July 01, 2016
- Senator Peters Cosponsors Bill to support Michigan’s Outdoor Recreation Sector
- February 27, 2016
- 10 things to do in Michigan in March
- January 22, 2016
- Helen Taylor elected to Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Board of Trustees
- December 01, 2015
- Lake Michigan fish spawning reef made from 450 tons of limestone
- November 13, 2015
- Outdoor activities that boost economy can influence restoration
- September 22, 2015
- Video shows pristine Grand River headwaters preserve