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

18%

$952,679 Still Needed

Turtle Cove Nature Preserve

Located in Grand Traverse County

81%

$470,185 Still Needed

Birch Point Nature Preserve

Located in Benzie County

67%

$240,847 Still Needed

Pelizzari Natural Area Addition

Located in Grand Traverse County

50%

$370,738 Still Needed

Golden Days Loon Nature Sanctuary – Gardner Addition

Located in Antrim County

53%

$293,232 Still Needed

St. Clair Lake – Six Mile Lake Nature Preserve Addition

Located in Antrim County

2%

$61,434 Still Needed

Upper Manistee Headwaters: The Milock Family Preserve – Addition II

Located in Kalkaska County

81%

$37,144 Still Needed

Lower Woodcock Lake Nature Preserve Trail and Water Access Improvements

Located in Benzie County

87%

$32,562 Still Needed

Wilcox-Palmer-Shah – Wilcox Addition

Located in Antrim County

77%

$7,410 Still Needed

Maple Bay Farm and Natural Area – Habitat Enhancement

Located in Grand Traverse County

97%

$3,900 Still Needed