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.

Turtle Cove Nature Preserve

Located in Grand Traverse County

73%

$667,363 Still Needed

Birch Point Nature Preserve

Located in Benzie County

30%

$502,215 Still Needed

Hoffman Farm Conservation Easement

Located in Grand Traverse County

83%

$184,244 Still Needed

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

Located in Grand Traverse County

15%

$990,684 Still Needed

Golden Days Loon Nature Sanctuary – Gardner Addition

Located in Antrim County

44%

$349,796 Still Needed

Green Point Dunes Improvements

Located in Benzie County

0%

$103,429 Still Needed

St. Clair Lake – Six Mile Lake Nature Preserve Addition

Located in Antrim County

0%

$62,681 Still Needed

Lower Woodcock Lake Nature Preserve Trail and Water Access Improvements

Located in Benzie County

77%

$56,092 Still Needed

Upper Manistee Headwaters: The Milock Family Preserve – Addition II

Located in Kalkaska County

78%

$44,344 Still Needed

Maple Bay Farm and Natural Area – Habitat Enhancement

Located in Grand Traverse County

96%

$6,450 Still Needed

Pyatt Lake: The Bill Carls Nature Preserve – Trail and Access Improvements

Located in Grand Traverse County

79%

$24,900 Still Needed

Wilcox-Palmer-Shah – Wilcox Addition

Located in Antrim County

64%

$11,747 Still Needed