Because nature is for everybody.

Please contribute to Phase 1 of the plan to bring barrier-free access to Bow in the Clouds Preserve.

The Wednesday Warriors' 2017 Summer/Fall Season has Ended

Want to join a small, die-hard group of volunteers who plan to continue working through the winter?

Show us your muscles!

Volunteer Workdays in the Preserves

Love the outdoors!

Take a Hike!

Our public preserves are free and open to the public from dawn to dusk.

Chipman Preserve

Comstock Township, Kalamazoo County

Preserving southwest Michigan's unique natural heritage.

Wolf Tree Nature Trails

Oshtemo Township, Kalamazoo County

 Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy

We’re your local land conservation organization.

Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy works with staff, dedicated volunteers, and willing landowners to protect endangered and threatened habitats and species, rural character and open space, agriculture and passive recreation, and extraordinary vistas in the nine counties of southwest Michigan.

Since its inception, SWMLC has protected over 15,000 acres of dunes, wetlands, forests, savannas, prairies, farms, and vineyards that give our region its distinctive character.

Take a hike!

Our public preserves are free and open to the public from dawn to dusk.

Seed Collectors Wanted!

Join the new Seed Collectors volunteer program that improves our preserves’ botanical biodiversity one seed at a time!

Get involved!

We couldn’t do it without you. Become a member. Donate. Volunteer.



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Upcoming events & workdays

Star Wars Tike Hike

Sunday, December 10 – Join us for a special costumed Tike Hike . . . but keep your eyes peeled because there may be Ewoks on the trail!

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