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Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy

Wau-Ke-Na Conservation Master Plan Summary

The Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy (SWMLC) focuses land management and acquisition efforts on maintaining and improving natural communities. When working to support ecological health, climate change is an import, but at times divisive concern.  By focusing on resiliency, SWMLC is able to concentrate management planning discussions and implementation projects on ways to ensure that habitats are able to persist through constantly changing conditions.

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Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy

Location / size of service area

Michigan – 9 counties, encompassing about 3.5 million acres

Acres protected

71 Conservation Easements covering 8,010.4 acres

43 Preserves (Fee Land) covering 2,420.0 acres (55 transactions)

3 Assists covering 558.5 acres

Total number of staff and/or board

6.5 FTE with seasonal field positions as grants allow

Total number of supporters

About 1,200 active members

Year established



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