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.

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Fundraising for Anderson Woods Nature Preserve completed. Trail system coming summer 2015.

Anderson Woods Nature Preserve is a forested natural area near Muskegon, Whitehall, and Montague. Through the generosity of Land Conservancy members and the community, the funding has been secured to establish the preserve, create a long-term investment fund to maintain the property forever, and install a wheelchair and stroller accessible trail system and other features…

Matching gift challenge allows you to double your impact

The Land Conservancy is pleased to announce that a $25,000 matching gift challenge has been made possible by the J.A. Woollam Foundation. Your contribution will be matched dollar-for-dollar if it is: a new membership gift, a renewal of a lapsed membership, an increase over last year’s gift (the amount of the increase will be matched),…

Deer Creek’s natural habitats preserved

A meandering section of forested river corridor along Deer Creek, north of Coopersville was recently preserved by Paul and Denise Busman. This is the Land Conservancy’s first conservation project in the Deer Creek watershed, and we appreciate the Busman’s leadership. Earlier this year as the Busmans began making preparations to move out of the area,…

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