And help to keep nature nearby!
Our StoryAt 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 communities and local 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.
I was taught early in my life to love trees. I have been called a tree hugger many times and I have found a few occasions to actually hug trees. My love of trees led easily to a love of long uninterrupted forest. Forests, being harder to define, are harder to care for and sometimes…
A winter visit to Saul Lake Bog Nature Preserve There aren’t many bogs near Grand Rapids and Saul Lake Bog has everything a good bog needs. It has insectivorous plants, those fantastical species that lure insects with their sweetness and devour them for their nutrients. It has spruce islands and open water and, of course,…
Legislation Passes Benefiting Conservation Easements Today, congress passed a bill that is great news for owners of conservation easements and for conservation efforts in West Michigan and around the country. When land owners donate their property for a conservation easement they protect the land for their children and generations beyond. (Wait, what’s a conservation easement?…
- Stewardship Workday at Lamberton Lake Fen Nature Preserve (Second Saturday) 09:00 AM
- Stewardship Workday at Kuker-Van Til Nature Preserve (Second Saturday) 9:00 AM
- Stewardship Workday at Wege Natural Area (Second Saturday) 09:00 AM