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

 Board of Directors

  • Paul Kindel, President
    East Lansing, MI
    Phone: 517-332-3091
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  • Ed Schools, Vice President
    Okemos, MI
  • Kenneth Rosenman, Secretary
    Okemos, MI
  • Stephen Buzby, Treasurer
    Okemos, MI
  • Eckhart Dersch
    Okemos, MI
  • Janelle Hermes
    East Lansing, MI
  • Michael Rhodes
    Okemos, MI
  • Robert Zbiciak
    St. Johns, MI

Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy is a charitable, non-profit land protection organization registered with the State of Michigan and the Internal Revenue Service and is covered by Section 501(c) of the federal tax code. Is is operated by a board of directors consisting of local residents, and it has a president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer. All are volunteers.

MMLC works with land-owners and conservation partners to permanently protect natural land and farmland in mid-Michigan. Is is qualified to receive tax-deductable donations of conservation easements on land and gifts of land. MMLC works in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Ionia, Shiawassee, Hillsdale and Jackson counties. Is is funded by donations from members and others, with occasional funding from grants.

MMLC originated from a local conservation organization, The Natural Areas Association, founded in 1979 by residents in the Lansing area. In 2002, at the request of members, supporters and residents in mid-Michigan, the mission of The Natural Areas Association was changed to that of a land conservancy and in 2003 the name was changed to the Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy.

Our History

Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy originated from The Natural Areas Association. The Natural Areas Association was founded in 1979 by residents of Meridian Township, Ingham County, Michigan and was based in Meridian Township. Its area of coverage was the greater Lansing area. In 2002 the mission of The Natural Areas Association was changed to that of a land conservancy and the name was changed to The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy. Its area of coverage was expanded to seven counties in mid-Michigan. In 2003 the name was changed to Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy and its mission was restated.