Working to protect the Great Lakes State
Explore the plants, animals, natural places and people making Michigan great.
Over the last 50 years, The Nature Conservancy has worked with the people of the Great Lakes to protect more than one million acres of land, thousands of inland lakes and hundreds of miles of rivers. Land protection remains a critical component of our conservation success.
Download a new audio tour of our Nan Weston Nature Preserve at Sharon Hollow using the TravelStorys app.
Our restoration director explains the science in our beautiful results.
Believe what you see, science works.
Tenth-grader Jessica Cho agrees that science is beautiful! Read her essay on how she sees the beauty in working together for our environment.
These little fish near the bottom of the food chain make a big difference for Great Lakes fisheries. See how we’re working with partners to improve native fish populations.
What do nature, jobs and Connor Sports Final Four basketball courts have in common? Sustainably harvested wood from our Two Hearted River Forest Reserve!
Add some adventure to your next nature hike by searching for treasure at our preserves.
Detroit is making a comeback. Check out the role that The Nature Conservancy is playing to improve the health and resilience of one of the country's most storied cities.
Dive in to find out why and how we’re working with partners to rebuild a reef that provides critical spawning habitat for Great Lakes fish.
One of the largest coastal wetlands along Lake Erie, our Erie Marsh preserve provides critical habitat for wildlife and helps keep our freshwater clean.
Just how close are Asian carp to the Great Lakes? Lindsay Chadderton explains his role in pioneering a new screening tool that detects the DNA of these aquatic invasive species in an interview with nature.org. Learn more
From fish to fowl, find out which Michigan species come and go — and where and when.