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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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November 13, 2015
Outdoor activities that boost economy can influence restoration
September 22, 2015
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
April 28, 2015
Bigger bang for your buck: Restoring fish habitat by removing barriers
April 03, 2015
Upper Peninsula wood used in Final Four court built by Michigan company
March 26, 2015
Saginaw Bay Watershed receives $2.5 million for conservation project
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)

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