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.

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

Located in Grand Traverse County

10%

$1,045,782 Still Needed

Hoffman Farm Conservation Easement

Located in Grand Traverse County

80%

$218,838 Still Needed

Golden Days Loon Nature Sanctuary – Gardner Addition

Located in Antrim County

40%

$370,995 Still Needed

Birch Point Nature Preserve

Located in Benzie County

2%

$703,825 Still Needed

Turtle Cove Nature Preserve

Located in Grand Traverse County

59%

$1,018,305 Still Needed

Wilcox-Palmer-Shah – Wilcox Addition

Located in Antrim County

64%

$11,747 Still Needed

Kiessel Ridge Farm Conservation Easement

Located in Antrim County

96%

$17,496 Still Needed

Lower Woodcock Lake Nature Preserve Trail and Water Access Improvements

Located in Benzie County

77%

$56,292 Still Needed

Finch Creek Nature Sanctuary

Located in Antrim County

89%

$22,703 Still Needed