The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy is working on several exciting land protection and stewardship projects throughout our five-county service area. Our Priority Land Atlas (PLA) guides us as we protect land throughout the region.

The PLA includes carefully selected scoring criteria that we use to identify properties with the highest conservation values in our service area. By taking a close look at natural features, habitat rarity, size of wetlands, length of shoreline, adjacency to previously protected land and more, we’ve got a clear and concise map of the best remaining unprotected jewels in our area.

For more information on any of these projects, please contact Marissa Duque at (231) 929-7911 or mduque@gtrlc.org.

Upper Manistee Headwaters: The Milock Family Preserve “Excelsior” the Perch Lake Addition

Located in Kalkaska County

22%

$1,060,637 Still Needed

Mitchell Creek Meadows: The Don & Jerry Oleson Nature Preserve – Habitat Restoration & Recreation Enhancement

Located in Grand Traverse County

83%

$202,210 Still Needed

Golden Days Loon Nature Sanctuary – Gardner Addition

Located in Antrim County

84%

$99,950 Still Needed

Brown Bridge Quiet Area Addition

Located in Grand Traverse County

98%

$75,695 Still Needed

Betsie Dunes Nature Sanctuary Addition

Located in Benzie County

64%

$64,798 Still Needed

Pelizzari Natural Area Addition

Located in Grand Traverse County

95%

$40,612 Still Needed

St. Clair Lake – Six Mile Lake Nature Preserve Addition

Located in Antrim County

68%

$19,871 Still Needed

Wilcox-Palmer-Shah – Wilcox Addition

Located in Antrim County

73%

$10,742 Still Needed

Turtle Cove Nature Preserve

Located in Grand Traverse County

100%

$0 Still Needed

Birch Point Nature Preserve

Located in Benzie County

100%

$0 Still Needed