New 5k Nature Trail Courses

New 5k Nature Trail Courses

Sometimes a body just wants needs to run in nature. We’ve recently mapped out trail running loops at two of our most popular preserves, Wolf Tree Nature Trails in Oshtemo and Chipman Preserve in Galesburg. These new 5k courses offer a refreshing and fun way to...
Big Marsh Farm CE Completed

Big Marsh Farm CE Completed

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...
2-Mile Section of the Paw Paw River Protected

2-Mile Section of the Paw Paw River Protected

Late in summer 2016, we completed the Nelson purchased conservation easement project, consisting of two adjacent conservation easements totaling 164 acres and protecting a two-mile stretch of the lower Paw Paw River just downstream of Coloma, Berrien County. The...
Augusta Floodplain Forest: purchase completed!

Augusta Floodplain Forest: purchase completed!

We are excited to announce a new preserve for the benefit of southwest Michigan: the Robert and Rosalie Emmons Augusta Floodplain Forest! It protects 290 acres along the Kalamazoo River with some of the best quality forest habitat in the southern lower peninsula. In...