Great Lakes Project
Working in eight states and Canada, The Nature Conservancy develops practical, outcome-based solutions that protect water quality and ensure the health of the most critical habitats—its forests, watersheds and coasts.
A new study by Nature Conservancy scientists identifies and rates areas across the Great Lakes and Tallgrass Prairie region that are most likely to harbor a diversity of plant and animal species despite a warming climate that will threaten some species and cause many organisms to shift across the landscape in unpredictable ways.
Our Great Lakes provide beauty, inspiration, food and so much more. Through the beauty of photography, we celebrate and give thanks for 12 of those gifts. Watch the slideshow.
With support from U.S. donors, foundations and conservation organizations, as well as the Government of Canada and private donors, The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) completed the purchase of Big Trout Bay.
Nothing is more delightful in the spring than a garden in bloom! Except perhaps a garden with butterflies flitting about from blossom to blossom sipping nectar as they go. Check out this slideshow of butterflies and other important pollinators.
Preserving coastal areas is key in helping protect us from storms and other coastal hazards.
Climate change poses unique challenges to systems in the Great Lakes. See what we are doing to incorporate climate consideration into our work.
What's at stake if we don't protect the Great Lakes? Find out in this infographic.
Watch a video that shows how we're working with partners across the Great Lakes.
We're working to prepare Great Lakes habitats for a changing climate.