We are people whose hearts have been captivated by our state’s lands and waters, and our history has been shaped and dominated by them. The Great Lakes that surround us help to shape our identities as Michiganders. We belong to a state that provides breathtaking beauty, working lands that sustain us, and a rich culture defined by our relationship with the land and water.
Together, we are responsible for the future of Michigan and the Great Lakes. Understanding the deep interconnection between the natural world, our economy, our culture and our future in Michigan will help us leave a legacy for our children and their grandchildren. Stay connected with The Nature Conservancy’s work in Michigan by signing up for Great Places, our free e-newsletter.
From improving 19 miles of trails to finding a growing population of rare rattlesnakes, we are helping nature. Learn more in the latest Michigan Natural Areas Restoration Report.
The Nature Conservancy is protecting breeding and migratory habitat for birds across America’s Heartland—which is good news for birds and the people who love watching them.
Michigan’s Spring 2013 Newsletter, Wavelengths, tells our story of land protection in Michigan, resulting in 368,898 acres protected from 1960 to today. Read this remarkable story along with our latest news and events.
From hosting events across Michigan to acquiring new preserves to leading science in the Great Lakes, learn more about our activities in 2012.
To improve connectivity on the Two Hearted River, the Conservancy replaced an unserviceable culvert with a new bridge.
Reports of wildfires from the media can sound scary, but not all fire news is bad. Discover how controlled fire helps to restore native landscapes, ensuring the long-term survival of countless species.
How are changing farming practices helping freshwater? Watch a video to learn about sustainable solutions.
Restoring the Forests of Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Our Great Lakes, of course! Watch a new video telling the story of The Nature Conservancy’s Great Lakes Project.
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