Meet Our New Land Protection Staff Members

Over the last two years Legacy has acquired six new conservation easements and another public nature preserve—land that will be protected, forever—and brings our total acres of protected land to almost 10,000! These acquisitions mean we are now responsible for monitoring 105 easements  as well as managing 8 preserves to ensure conservation values are maintained. […]

The Brooks Family’s Legacy

The Brooks Family’s Legacy

By Susan LaCroix, Land Protection Lead Leaving a legacy can mean something very different to each person. To the Brooks family, it means conserving their family property with a conservation easement.  Legacy Land Conservancy is honored to help them do just that.  Dorothy Brooks and her late husband Kenny bought a portion of the property […]

Legacy Land Conservancy Protects a Key Natural Area

Legacy Land Conservancy Protects a Key Natural Area

Legacy Land Conservancy has signed a conservation easement agreement with Dorothy Brooks for 20 acres of natural area adjacent to Hudson Mills Metropark. The property is a maple dominated woods and wetland with 2,900 feet of stream frontage including 265 feet along the Huron River that hosts diverse plant and animal communities along the Huron […]

Legacy Highlights Regional Benefits in Major New Conservation Legislation

Legacy Highlights Regional Benefits in Major New Conservation Legislation

Ann Arbor, Michigan – Legacy Land Conservancy, Michigan’s first local land trust, praised the recent bipartisan congressional vote that makes permanent a federal tax incentive supporting land conservation. Farmers, ranchers and the public will directly benefit from the incentive, which encourages landowners to place a conservation easement on their land to protect important natural, scenic and […]