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 almost 14,000 acres of dunes, wetlands, forests, savannas, prairies, farms, and vineyards that give our region its distinctive character.
Check out our latest events, news and commentary!
An afternoon of habitat restoration and trail maintenance, followed by a fun celebration of the day’s progress!read more
Saturday, February 18, 1 pm – 4 pm. Join like-minded volunteer Forest Fiends in lopping off invasive shrubs at beautiful Kesling Nature Preserve.read more
Sunday, March 12, 3:30 pm. Many little hands make light work . . . please join us in sowing wildflower seeds at Wolf Tree Nature Trails.read more
The latest news
It’s with mixed feelings that we must say goodbye to Geoff Cripe, SWMLC’s Director of Land Protection.read more
On the very last day of 2016, SWMLC completed conservation easements Number 3, 4 and 5 of the Lower Paw Paw River Watershed Conservation Project.read more
We're excited to announce the completion of the purchased conservation easement (CE) on Larry & Jerrilyn Holcomb's 476-acre Big Marsh Farm property, which is located at the southern end of Michigan Audubon Society’s (MAS) Baker Sanctuary in Calhoun County, several...read more