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Love the land. Pass it on

Protecting significant natural, scenic and farm lands – and advancing stewardship – now and for future generations.

Featured Land Protection Project:

Golden Days Loon Nature Preserve - Proposed Gardner Addition

Nothing quite compares to the hauntingly beautiful cry of the Common Loon. Their distinct wails and tremolos are symbols of the wild north, but they need space, and their presence isn’t guaranteed.

Thanks to decades-long conservation efforts by a collection of organizations and volunteers, loons can find haven in Lake Bellaire’s north arm. GTRLC’s role in this effort has been to protect the land, and now, after years of patiently waiting, we have the opportunity to protect a key 28-acre parcel with undeveloped wetlands and 650 feet of shoreline. Successful protection will bring the protection totals on Lake Bellaire’s north arm to nearly two miles of shoreline.

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Together, Since 1991, We've Protected:


acres of land


miles of
(rivers, lakes a
and streams)

Find a GTRLC Protected Property to explore:


miles of trail


properties open
to the public

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Reports From the Field

Field Guides

Arcadia Marsh Nature Preserve Bird and Botanical Guide

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Field Notes

Two New Land Restoration Facilities at Mitchell Creek Meadows: The Don and Jerry Oleson Nature Preserve

Join executive director Glen Chown for a brief video recap of 2021

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