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

Muskegon River, by Susan Rose

Preserved! Muskegon River

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. *****…

Holiday Farm, by Marianna Heule

Preserved! Holiday Farm on the Grand River

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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A visit from Snowberry Clearwing

“That’s the smallest hummingbird I’ve ever seen,” said my wife as I came onto the deck. Sure enough, feeding on the flowers around the deck was what appeared to be a half-sized hummingbird. Just off the deck we looked at our hummingbird feeder. Nothing. Yet here a few feet away was this pint-sized hummingbird. Except…

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