Welcome to Michigan
Michigan sits at the heart of the Great Lakes basin, the largest source of surface freshwater in the world. Those who live here can't help but feel inextricably linked to the lands and waters around us. We understand that time spent outdoors, enjoying wildlife and spectacular landscapes, gives us meaning and allows us to rejuvenate and escape. We’ve built our economies and communities around the natural resources here. The Nature Conservancy's goal is to protect and restore the natural systems and places critical to the well-being of nature and people in Michigan, and throughout the Great Lakes region, for generations to come.
To learn about the broad, 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.
This biologically rich habitat includes intact, diverse and old forests, dramatic mountains and bedrock outcroppings.
The Saginaw Bay Watershed Conservation Partnership has been chosen to receive $10 million in funding under the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).
Inspired by a global survey, we interviewed Conservancy staff who are also parents to get a local perspective on the importance of getting kids outside.
Click through this slideshow to see how The Nature Conservancy is working to prevent erosion and sediment load in the Two-Hearted River.
Why would the world's largest land trust organization ever transfer land? Click through this slideshow to see how and why we transfer properties to local, state and federal partners.
The Nature Conservancy is working with agricultural partners to find innovative solutions to protect our waterways.
Take a bird’s eye tour of our new John Arthur Woollam Preserve with this new video featuring stunning imagery of northern Lake Huron shoreline and a wonderful interview with Dr. Woollam.
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!
- March 16, 2015
- Saginaw seeks money to put 'Riverfront Park' where GM plant once stood
- February 18, 2015
- Detroit River: The good, the bad, the ugly
- January 23, 2015
- Officials taking regional approach to birding
- January 14, 2015
- The Nature Conservancy and Michigan Agri-Business Association Move Forward with Innovative Water Quality Partnership in Michigan's Saginaw Bay Watershed
- November 03, 2014
- MACD Honors Mary Fales and The Nature Conservancy with 2014 Friend of Conservation Award
- October 28, 2014
- The Coastal Wetlands of Western Lake Erie: Have We Lost our Swiss Army Knife?
- August 13, 2014
- Mending the Meander with the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
- July 23, 2014
- Girls from New York City experience the outdoors in the U.P.
- April 11, 2014
- Nature Conservancy gets $1M grant for purchase of St. Martin Island, improving wetlands
- January 06, 2014
- Restoring Lake Erie's largest wetland (Great Lakes Echo)
- January 05, 2014
- Great Lakes Only Region In U.S. To Gain Wetlands, Report Finds (Huffington Post)