Our Campaign for Conservation
In Michigan, we are defined by the path we walk: a quiet hike through an Upper Peninsula pine forest, a stroll along the sandy shores of crystal blue Lake Michigan, a trek through endless expanses of farmlands, or through the aisles of fresh flowers and crisp produce at Detroit's bustling Eastern Market.
Protect Our Lands and Waters
The Nature Conservancy in Michigan has preserved almost 390,000 acres of land across Michigan, protecting crucial ecosystems and natural treasures for generations to come. In the coming years, we hope to uncover innovative ways to finance conservation, inform statewide policy, and connect even more Michiganders with our state's natural treasures.
Provide Food and Water Sustainably
Food demand is expected to increase by more than 50 percent in the next 30 years as the world's population continues to grow. With your support, we hope to accelerate our current work with farmers to promote soil health, improving both water quality and the farmer's bottom line. We will continue partnering with statewide fishing communities to support healthy and productive Great Lakes fisheries.
Tackle Climate Change
As part of our Working Woodlands program, we enrolled the 6,000-acre Wilderness Lakes Reserve into California's carbon market system. This will prevent an estimated 700,000 metric tons of carbon from entering the atmosphere. Through your generosity, we hope to continue combating climate change by certifying our forests for sustainability, promoting healthy ecosystems, and informing conservation policy in our state.
Build Healthy Cities and Thriving Communities
Bringing nature into cities can address enviromental, economic and public health challenges. In Detroit we are working to faciliate the installation of green stormwater infrastructure that will improve water quality and provide access to nature for residents. With your help, we hope to advance these efforts and build a greener path forward for Detroit.
2019 Michigan Campaign Case Report
Through our campaign for conservation, we are prioritizing the most urgent environmental needs and focusing our efforts where our expertise can have the greatest impact.