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Michigan Nature Association - An Accredited Land Trust

Mission StatementThe purpose of the Michigan Nature Association is to acquire, protect and maintain natural areas that contain examples of Michigan endangered and threatened flora, fauna and other components of the natural environment, including habitat for fish, wildlife and plants of the state of Michigan and to carry on a program of natural history study and conservation education, and to carry on such activities as permitted under the Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Act.

Contact Information

Michigan Nature Association - An Accredited Land Trust
2310 Science Pkwy, Suite 100
Okemos, MI 48864-2525

Phone: (517) 580-3021
Fax: (517) 483-2953
E-Mail: psteiner@michigannature.org
Website: www.michigannature.org

Demographics

Year Founded1952
Land Trust Alliance Member Since
Adopted S&P*Yes
Area of OperationWe currently have sanctuaries in 54 of Michigan's 82 counties but are statewide in membership and potential new sanctuaries.
Number of Full-time Staff8
Number of Supporters1700
Land Protection PrioritiesImportant natural areas or wildlife habitats; Water resources, including wetlands

*Indicates adoption of the 2004 Land Trust Standards and Practices

Counties of Operation:

Michigan: Statewide

Acres Conserved

State Total Owned Under Easement Other*
MICHIGAN 10,021 9,229 712 80

*This figure includes land that has been acquired by land trusts — whether through purchase, donation or by another means — and subsequently has been transferred to a public agency. It also includes land protected through other methods such as negotiating and preparing for acquisition by other organizations or agencies.

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