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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

Land Conservancy elects new board members and officers

The Land Conservancy of West Michigan is pleased to announce the following elections to the organization’s Board of Directors. Five have been newly elected to the Board: Cindy Ackerman has spent her career in the healthcare field, primarily as a perfusionist on the open heart surgery team.  She is very active in her community including…

Natural areas guide cover

Hot off the presses! Our new natural areas guide.

I’m pleased to announce a brand new resource to help you find and enjoy West Michigan’s natural areas: the Land Conservancy’s new natural areas guide. Based on the Visit section of our website, this printed booklet highlights our publicly accessible natural areas throughout West Michigan. Thumb through it to find new places to explore and…

Dick and Sandy Hansen

Dedicating Anderson Woods Nature Preserve and the Sandy Hansen Birding Trail

Our newest nature preserve is nearing completion! Join us at Anderson Woods Nature Preserve for a dedication event on Sunday, August 9, at 1:30 p.m. We’ll have a brief dedication program and light refreshments. But the highlight of the event will be the ribbon cutting and hiking opportunity on the brand new Sandy Hansen Birding…

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