The Nature Conservancy

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Planting cover crops before harvest keeps a farm’s soil healthier, all year long.
Planting cover crops before harvest keeps a farm’s soil healthier, all year long.


Our mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. To achieve this, we must boldly address the biodiversity and climate crises over the next decade. By maximizing our ability to affect change between now and 2030, we can shape a brighter future for people and our planet.


We are facing the biggest, most complex challenges of our lives. and that calls for our biggest, most ambitious plans. Our planet faces the dual crises of rapid climate change and biodiversity loss – addressing both is critical to achieve our mission. Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy works in more than countries and all 50 states. We create innovative, pragmatic, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest challenges, so nature and people can thrive together. 

Here in Michigan, these global priorities drive us to focus locally. We collaborate with business, the agricultural and forest sectors, environmental and conservation groups, and government and local communities statewide, for the benefit of both people and nature.


Helen Taylor,
State Director
Patrick Doran, Associate State Director
Jim Nicholson, Board Chair
Stephen Polk, Board Vice-Chair


Join our volunteer workdays at the Ives Road Fen Preserve near Tecumseh every Saturday in spring and fall. And visit to find other events year-round.


The Nature Conservancy
101 E. César E. Chávez Ave.
Lansing, MI 48906, United States, (517) 410-0566
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