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 […]

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 […]

Life after prescribed burns

Life after prescribed burns

By Gary Siegrist, Legacy volunteer and naturalist Following recent prescribed burns at the Lloyd and Mabel Johnson and Sharon Hills Nature Preserves, Legacy staff are frequently asked “what happens next?” Nature doesn’t wait months or require full regeneration to begin using the area just burned. First to investigate the burns are many of our feathered […]