Legacy Names Interim Executive Director

Deborah VandenBroek Assumes Duties Immediately September 24, 2018—Trustees of Legacy Land Conservancy announce the appointment, effective immediately, of Deborah VandenBroek to lead the organization as Interim Executive Director. VandenBroek brings extensive leadership experience gleaned working with the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, Navigant Consulting, Washtenaw County Community Mental Health, Packard Health, and the Trinity Health […]

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 […]