Conservation Properties for Sale
Listed below are available properties from private sellers who either have a conservation easement on the property or are seeking a conservation-minded buyer. Please contact the seller for more information.
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80 Acres on Guernsey Lake Road in Barry County
Located on the north side of Guernsey Lake Rd. between Enzian and Norris Roads. Property is approximately half way between Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids and seven miles south of Yankee Springs Recreation Area. All bordering properties are protected from development by conservation easements and the property has ½ mile frontage on a designated Natural Beauty Road. There are only eight residences on 2.5-mile-long Guernsey Lake Road and all are at least 10 acres in size. Fish Lake and the surrounding state-owned lands are about ½ mile west of the property.
The land features glacial ridges broken by outwash channels. There is a diverse wildlife population including white tailed deer, wild turkey, small game and non-game animals. Eastern box turtles inhabit the property and the Eastern massasauga rattlesnake has been observed in the wetland. At the west side, there are several acres of brushy wetland with a spring-fed brook. A mix of hardwood and pine covers approximately 64 acres. There is an 8-acre area of grassy, open field. The current owners are looking for a conservation-minded buyer who will help keep this road naturally beautiful.
Frances Doezema, Time Line Realtors
Kalamazoo, MI 49053
133 Acres Near Hastings in Barry County
With an incredible 133 +/- acres, this outstanding parcel finds you close to town, but feeling like you’re a million miles from the daily hustle & bustle of a busy life. As you wander through the property, you will discover a cathedral forest, rolling hills and valleys, seasonal ponds, and a meadow. This property is under a conservation easement through Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy and includes a 5-acre building envelope. Click here for more information about conservation easements. This easement offers a potential reduction in property taxes – call for details. You will be hard pressed to find a property and location better than this one: within 45 miles of Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, and Lansing area; 2 hours to Detroit area, and just 3 hours to Chicago. MUST make an appointment to walk or show. Property is monitored annually.
Mark J. Hewitt, Miller Real Estate
Passive Solar / Earth Sheltered Home on 70 Wooded Acres in Barry County
- Orangeville Township, Barry County, within a couple miles of state’s Fish Lake acreage.
- 70 acres of glacial moraine, miles of ski/hike/bike trails, mature timber.
- Passive solar, earth sheltered home
- Ideal for young, energetic nature lovers.
Kay L Stolsonburg, Bellabay Realty
55 Acres on CR 665, Near Paw Paw in Van Buren County
Wet and wild! 55 acres of Southwest Michigan’s wildest southern floodplain forest along more than 1/2 mile of the Paw Paw River. Adj. to 300-acres of conserved land. Priced for conservation, hunting, and one home (contact agent for conservation easement document). Property features 27 acres of upland hardwood forest including a species diverse, multi-aged, multi-story forested peninsula straddling wetland areas and providing an upland access to Paw Paw River from the south.Upland areas are rounded out with 28 acres of premium southern floodplain forest, including impressive botanical diversity in overstory canopy and understory flora. An incredible wildlife haven here, only five-ten minutes from the village of Paw Paw! Paw Paw School District.
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