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Become a Member

Your participation as a member of HWLC is vital to the future preservation of the northeast Michigan’s most treasured lands. Your support will allow HeadWaters Land Conservancy to continue protecting northern Michigan’s lands and rivers.

Community Conservation Area

Visit The Sturgeon River Preserve

Community Conservation Areas are becoming increasingly important assets to our community and to HeadWaters Land Conservancy. They are areas for recreation, exploration, contemplation, and relief from the busy modern world. They provide the space necessary for wildlife and vegetation to thrive….


Land Owner Options

Across America, thousands of people are determined to conserve the places they value. Landowners have a deep connection to their land and know the gifts undeveloped properties provide their communities: clean air and water, fresh food, wildlife habitat, and sheer…



Subsistence Living in the Digital Age

Hear from guest columnist and HWLC board member Virginia Pierce about how northern Michigan provides many opportunities for subsistence hunters and foragers.

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With Every Eligible Purchase You Make, Amazon Will Donate 0.5% to HWLC

We’re excited to announce that HeadWaters Land Conservancy is now an AmazonSmile participant! AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support the conservancy every time you shop at Amazon, at no cost to you.

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Hearts and Hands — Why nonprofits matter

Thanks to the Gaylord Herald Times for featuring HWLC in their Why Non Profits Matter section. Here’s just one of the many examples of how HWLC is having a positive impact throughout northeast Michigan. Community members and wildlife all share in the benefits from the work of HeadWaters Land Conservancy.


Our Land, Our Water, Our Future

Join HWLC as we unveil our newest nature preserve and community conservation area.

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Bringing the Outdoors In: Wildlife Exhibit

Do you or someone you know have a wildlife artifact that they would like to donate to HeadWaters Land Conservancy? HWLC is curating a wildlife exhibit that showcases the wildlife that call northern Michigan home.

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Protecting the Great Au Sable River

Introducing our 81st Conservation Easement Conservation easements are one of the most powerful, effective tools available for the permanent conservation of private lands in the United States. The use of conservation easements has successfully protected millions of acres of wildlife…

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