Our Story

At the Land Conservancy of West Michigan, we work to keep nature nearby and help people protect, enjoy, and care for natural land in West Michigan. We conserve land by creating public nature preserves, providing support to governments creating natural areas, and helping private landowners protect their own land.  We also institute stewardship initiatives to care for the land and provide educational opportunities through workshops and field trips. Learn more.

Latest Posts

Roselle Park, by Susan Rose

Preserved! – Roselle Park

Preserved! is a Land Conservancy of West Michigan program in partnership with local artists to help tell the story of our protected natural areas and the importance of conservation. This blog post is part of a series as the participating artists share their experiences creating their art at these natural areas throughout West Michigan. ***** …

Credit: Jim Reminga

Supporting the struggling bee population

Bees are dying by the billions. Whole colonies are becoming incapacitated, dying off, or disappearing. Beekeepers feel the impact, but growers of flowers, vegetables, and particularly nut and fruit trees are becoming concerned. Our diets rely in no small measure on pollination of all sorts, including by bees.   The role of seeds treated with…

Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area, by Anne Corlett

Preserved! – Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area

Preserved! is a Land Conservancy of West Michigan program in partnership with local artists to help tell the story of our protected natural areas and the importance of conservation. This blog post is part of a series as the participating artists share their experiences creating their art at these natural areas throughout West Michigan. ***** …

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