Legacy Adds Three Properties to Regional Land Protection

With the recent completion of land conservation projects, Legacy—Michigan’s oldest regional land trust—has been directly involved over our 48-year history in protecting a total of 9,040 acres of land in southern Michigan, primarily in Jackson and Washtenaw counties. This milestone was reached through finalizing three separate agreements with private land owners in late 2018.  Legacy’s […]

Legacy Names Executive Director

Diana Kern Assumes Duties February 4 Trustees of Legacy Land Conservancy announce the appointment, effective February 4, of Diana Kern to lead the organization as Executive Director. Kern brings more than a dozen years of experience in nonprofit executive leadership, fund development, relationship management, budget management, board support, and staff development to her new role […]

Japanese stiltgrass update: “degree of alarm”

“I want to share with you the degree of alarm I feel on the issue of Japanese stiltgrass,” asserts Dana Wright, Land Stewardship Director. “Stiltgrass is not like other invasives we have seen in Michigan, which spread relatively slowly and can be contained. Stiltgrass travels via water and deer, as easily as water itself. “The […]

You can help fund partnership to protect vibrant camp

You can help fund partnership to protect vibrant camp

Legacy Land Conservancy, in partnership with Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan, seeks funding to support the permanent protection of a vibrant 105-acre camp in Jackson County. This project benefits not only the camp’s hundreds of annual Scouting visitors but also the region’s residents and wildlife, who depend on the property’s natural features for water quality […]