Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy
The Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy conserves natural land and open
space -- including forests, wetlands, meadows, agricultural lands, and places of
scenic beauty --
to provide habitat for wildlife and to enrich the lives of people.
PRESERVE CLOSURE UPDATE: Sibley Prairie Nature Preserve - West Prairie Closed for the Season
December 3, 2018
We have closed the West Prairie preserve for winter 2018-2019. This preserve is prone to flooding, which is the nature of the unique wet prairie community that we are protecting and restoring. In the meantime, you can learn about what makes Lakeplain Wet Prairie special through the Michigan Natural Features Inventory. Check back here for a re-opening announcement in summer 2019.
A view of lakeplain prairie in Brownstown Township.
Photo by Charles Scott.
Sibley Prairie Nature Preserve - West Prairie Site
SMLC acquired the 39-acre West Prairie Site of Sibley Prairie Nature Preserve in 2014 after a year's worth of effort, and now this beautiful property will forever be protected. To read more about the project and the property's unique characteristics,click here
Prairie remnant found in the West Prairie Site addition to the Sibley Prairie Nature Preserve. Photo by Jill Lewis.
Partnership protects 538 acres in Genesee and Oakland Counties!
$1.1 Million Acquisition: Lost Lake Nature Preserve
In August 2013, Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy purchased our 16th nature preserve with help from an angel donor who provided the $1.1 million purchase funds. SMLC partnered with Six Rivers Land Conservancy, who now holds a conservation easement on the property. The new Lost Lake Nature Preserve is a beautiful place and protects two pristine lakes, unique wetlands and natural areas. To read more about the acquisition success, click here to view the Press Release.