In the Media


Rare whooping crane spotted in Southwest Michigan land preserve     April 30, 2015,

SWMLC protects Corey Lake – North Bay Preserve     April 21, 2015, Three Rivers Commercial News

Heath Road Tract will link two natural areas in Barry County     February 5, 2015, Second Wave Media

Tom Funke: Exploring this nature sanctuary is worth it     December 20, 2014, Battle Creek Enquirer

Michigan couple sells rights to protect 300 acres      December 19, 2014, Detroit Free Press

Wetlands, woods, and lakes now protected in Delton     December 18, 2014, Second Wave Media

Prairie fens to be purchased to help save butterfly and rattlesnake     December 11, 2014, Second Wave Media

Rare butterfly, rattlesnake protection effort gets $180,000 boost in Kalamazoo County     December 4, 2014,

Volunteers help create access for Pilgrim Haven Natural Area     September 18, 2014, Second Wave Media

Heuser Woods now protected by Land Conservancy     August 18, 2014, Paw Paw Courier Leader

Take a sneak peak at Pilgrim Haven     July 23, 2014, Kalamazoo Gazette and

Grant, donations help protect Tower Hill     June 11, 2014, Harbor Country News

Holden family preserves nearly 400 acres in Calhoun County     February 13, 2014, Second Wave Media

Nearly 400 acres preserved in Calhoun County     February 10, 2014,

New nature preserve in Comstock Township     February 4, 2014, (online) and February 6, 2014 Kalamazoo Gazette (print)

Spotlight on conservation easements     September 30, 2013, Holland Sentinel

Public gets peek at nature area plans     July 28, 2013, The Herald-Palladium (South Haven Bureau)

Hopkins couple donate 40 acres for preservation     July 3, 2013, Allegan County News

Hopkins landowners donate property to Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy     June 27, 2013, Second Wave Media

Goats trump invasive species     May 31, 2013, (online) and June 3, 2013 Kalamazoo Gazette (print)

For the birds and people     April 28, 2013, The Herald-Palladium

Schinske's job combines two passions     April 17, 2013, Dowagiac Daily News

Conservancy saves natural spaces     January 2013, Encore Magazine (cover story) 

Controlled burn at Bow in the Clouds Preserve    November 28, 2012 (online) and November 29, 2012 (print), MLive  

SWMLC earns land-trust accreditation   August 29, 2012 (online); September 1, 2012 (print), MLive

Here's a chance to learn how to protect the clay bluffs at Wau-Ke-Na Preserve   August 16, 2012, Second Wave Media

Nasty weed that causes burns found in Kalamazoo County   August 3, 2012, MLive

New preserve open (video)   August 3, 2012,

A new haven for lake lovers   July 23, 2012, The Herald-Palladium

Sizzling temps, lack of rain take a toll on fish, natural habitats  July 22, 2012, MLive

Public to get early look at the future of Pilgrim Haven   July 19, 2012, Second Wave Media

Spirit Springs Sanctuary near Marcellus Opened by SWMLC   June 13, 2012, Mlive

Planning for Management of Fee Lands   Summer 2012, Land Trust Alliance 

Warren Dunes drawing large crowds   June 8, 2012, South Bend Tribune 

Southwest Michigan's newest nature preserve soon open to public   June 7, 2012, Second Wave Media 

ON THE TRAIL: Signs finally lead to Spirit Springs near Marcellus,0,5793609.column         June 3, 2012, South Bend Tribune

Spirit Springs Sanctuary Opens June 9   May 22, 2012, Dowagiac Daily News

Conservancies reevaluate role in future development of sustainable communities   April 9, 2012, MiBiz      April        Ap

Morel mushrooms in Southwest Michigan, at least for now, a month early   March 20, 2012, MLive

Land Conservancy now steward to more than 10,000 acres    March 8, 2012, Second Wave Media

Conservancy celebrates 20 years and 10,000 acres    March 1, 2012, River Country Journal

Butterflies and snakes may benefit as Michigan's gray wolves fend for themselves, federal protection lifted   

December 22, 2011, MLive

Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy takes ownership of 120 acres near South Haven   November 21, 2011, MLive

Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy seeks official land conservancy accreditation   November 7, 2011, MLive

Erosion is essential to rare clay bluff habitat found along Lake Michigan shoreline, scientists believe   October 21, 2011 (online); October 23, 2011 (print), MLive

Seeds of the future: Restoring Chipman Preserve   August 4, 2011, Second Wave Media