“The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders.” – Edward Abbey
The Conservancy’s work is possible thanks to the help of passionate advocates for the natural world. Through volunteering with the Conservancy, you can care for incredible places across northern Michigan that help foster future generations of environmental stewardship.
As GTRLC continues to protect our region's critical lands, it is essential that we have volunteers to help steward these properties.
Trail Building and Maintenance
The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy’s sustainable trail systems offer visitors exceptional experiences that support healthy lifestyles and equitable access to nature. These trails also serve as the foundation...
“The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders.” – Edward Abbey The Conservancy’s work is possible thanks to the help of passionate advocates for the natural...
With your help, we will be able to host and participate in stellar events that serve to increase the support and awareness of the work we do!
Office Administration Volunteer
A tremendous amount of behind-the-scenes work is required to protect and steward the region’s natural, scenic and iconic farmlands for future generations, much of which occurs in our main...
Invasive Species Control
For over 30 years, the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy has been entrusted with preserving and protecting the region’s natural heritage – and stewarding our protected lands. Invasive species...
Community Science Initiatives
WHAT IS COMMUNITY SCIENCE? Community science (also referred to as “citizen science”) is a movement to work with the general public to collect scientific data. This collaborative effort between...
“I just so enjoy seeing people experience these places, whether it’s their 70th time or their first time. There’s just nothing better.”Read Sally's volunteer story