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. In 2010, SWMLC received the National Land Trust Excellence Award from the Land Trust Alliance. The award was given for leadership in conservation for our collaborative approach and breadth of work in stewardship and conservation planning. SWMLC currently owns 54 preserves, many of which are open to the public for passive recreational use. It also holds 96 conservation easements on private properties that further ensure conservation of natural lands and open space.
8395 E Main St, Galesburg, MI, United States
Primary Contact: Peter Ter Louw