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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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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


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