Welcome to Michigan
When you think about Michigan, what comes to mind? Maybe you remember a walk along a favorite beach or a bonfire by the lake on a warm summer night after spending a day fishing with family and friends. We love Michigan, too, and we’re using science-based strategies to work with partners to keep our water clean, our soil healthy and the places we remember just as special for our kids and grandkids.
The Nature of Michigan's Priorities
Ten years after acquiring the Two Hearted River Forest Reserve, we’re putting our sustainable forestry practices into place with our “forest to floor” project turning our timber into a basketball championship court.
Spring and warmer weather is finally here! We share your excitement from escaping winter’s cabin feature and exploring the best that Michigan has to offer. We’re proud and excited to share the results of our work and our vision for the future in our latest newsletter, Field Notes from Michigan.
Running through your backyard and into the woods is a favorite memory for many Michiganders, including this MSU student who wrote about how his childhood memories fuel his future goals. How did you explore nature growing up? Where do you find it now? Read a blog
Big giant water pumps, crank screws and modern engineering came together to restore a rare coastal wetland near the Ohio border. We’re seeing the hard work start to pay off with fish and waterfowl returning to this special place.
“Remember the first day when you took me out. We had butterflies, although we tried to hide it.” Beyonce often sings about “getting butterflies” in her songs, despite being more famously attached with bees. Learn more about butterflies and other pollinators with this slideshow.
See a slideshow featuring partners pulling together to test new methods of controlling aquatic invasive plants.
From frogs to fungi, nature thrives at the woods and waters found at McMahon Lake.
See a stunning vista above Lake Superior before exploring the forest floor and river below that supports a spectacular array of plants and wildlife.
Explore this remote preserve at Michigan’s northernmost tip where the horizon never ends.
- April 09, 2017
- Op-Ed: Keeping our Great Lakes great — Advocating for GLRI
- April 05, 2017
- Hard maple: why basketball's perfect surface has lasted more than a century
- March 31, 2017
- Saving the Two-Hearted Forest, One Final Four Floor at a Time
- March 05, 2017
- Michigan to offer prize in fight against invasive Asian carp
- January 20, 2017
- $10 deal will turn closed GM foundry & landfill in Michigan into urban park
- November 04, 2016
- Newberry students witness ceremonial tree felling for NCAA Final Four basketball courts
- October 27, 2016
- Michigan Dune Alliance helps protect Michigan's iconic sand dunes from invasive species
- October 18, 2016
- Wildlife refuge could play role in revitalizing struggling urban area
- September 15, 2016
- Four-year Project Develops Information to Help Improve Stream Health across the Western Lake Erie Basin
- September 02, 2016
- Protecting the Saginaw Bay Watershed & the Headwaters of the Shiawassee River
- August 25, 2016
- Nooks and crannies: Project rebuilds spawning habitats in Grand Traverse Bay
- July 05, 2016
- NASA joins fight against invasive Great Lakes shoreline plant
- July 03, 2016
- New Trustees for The Nature Conservancy's Michigan Chapter