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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…



Double Your Dollars Challenge

Make the most of your donation to HeadWaters Land Conservancy.

Board Member, Mike Mang Helping Clear the Trails

Let Us Know How You Are Spending Your Winter

There are many great ways to experience “Up North” Michigan in the winter months, tell us what activities you enjoy most.

Geocaching Family Event 2014

Families Find Fun Geocaching at the Sturgeon River Preserve!

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using a GPS device (handheld GPS unit or GPS-enabled smartphone) played by people around the world.

Elk Shed 2014

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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Gardner 2014 Laura and Steve

Centennial Farm Protected from Future Development

Steve Gardner, a fifth-generation farmer in Markey Township, celebrated the preservation of 240 acres of his Centennial Farm.

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