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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:

Turtle Cove Nature Preserve

The Conservancy has the opportunity to protect a gorgeous and ecologically significant bay and create a nature preserve on one of Grand Traverse County’s most popular and beloved inland lakes. 

The proposed Turtle Cove Nature Preserve along Arbutus Lake is one of the highest ranking parcels identified for protection in GTRLC’s priority land atlas. It encompasses the majority of a shallow-water bay, along with additional frontage on the main body of the lake totaling over .75 mile undeveloped 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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