The Nature Conservancy plays a role in protecting many significant natural areas around the state beyond its own preserves. Whether it's assisting in the purchase of land, transferring Conservancy properties to local land trusts or state and federal partners, or working with private landowners on conservation easements and property management plans, we take a collaborative approach to achieve long-term conservation goals for nature and people.
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 other local, state and federal partners.
What exactly do we mean when we say we're "protecting" land? This guide explores the various tools the Conservancy uses in its protection efforts. Learn more
The Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and The Dow Chemical Company partnered to transform the former Germania Town & Country Club golf course into part of a federally protected natural area in Saginaw, Michigan. Learn more
The Nature Conservancy in Michigan and Wisconsin teamed up to protect a Lake Michigan island located between Wisconsin's Door Peninsula and Michigan's Garden Peninsula. The island provides critical stopover habitat for migratory birds. Learn more
Through a working forest conservation easement and acquisition, the Northern Great Lakes Forest Project protects 271,338 acres stretching across eight counties in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Learn more
The Nature Conservancy assists Brooks Township in the management of this 400-acre site featuring globally rare oak-savanna and dry sand prairie communities. Learn more