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. […]

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 […]

Sesquicentennial farm protected forever

Sesquicentennial farm protected forever

A sesquicentennial farm—in the same family for over 150 years—is now permanently protected through Washtenaw County’s Natural Areas Preservation Program (NAPP). The farm, owned by Donald Doll since 1962, consists of 186 acres of rolling farm fields, forest, and wetlands off Heim Road in Chelsea. He and his late wife Therese raised their six children […]

One device to do it all: technology in the field

One device to do it all: technology in the field

By Dana Wright, Land Stewardship Manager Technology is moving if not at the speed of light, at least at the speed of sound. I’m not that old and can easily remember when a phone was something you actually dialed, televisions were controlled with dials and took up most of the living room, and the radio […]