Conserving mid-Michigan's natural, scenic, recreational and agricultural lands

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An important source of information for landowners considering protecting their land.

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The mission of Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy (MMLC) is:

  • To protect natural, scenic, recreational, and agricultural lands and their natural diversity in mid-Michigan so rural landscapes are preserved,

  • To encourage and promote the protection of these lands and their natural diversity through education and other assistance.

Why protect open space?

Our quality of life is protected when open space is preserved. Air, water, and wildlife benefit from natural habitats, and open space landscapes are attractive and enhance community values. Preservation of farmland ensures continuation of farming in mid-Michigan.

Stakeholder Notification/Public Notice

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy is pleased to announce it is applying for accreditation. A public comment period is now open.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. The Board of the Mid-Michigan Conservancy is excited about growing our organization and welcomes this external review to help ensure that we meet and exceed the highest quality standards to protect the conservation of land in the seven counties in Mid-Michigan.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards see

To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit, or email your comment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Comments may also be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Comments on Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy’s application will be most useful if received by July 12, 2021

This notice is also available as a PDF document.