Brad Von Blon

Brad grew up in Ohio but quickly escaped a few times to neighboring states with more exciting flora. He earned an Associate’s Degree in Wildlife Management at Hocking College before transferring to West Virginia University for a Bachelor’s in Wildlife & Fisheries Resources. A lot of his time has been spent on the arid [...]


A Visit to the Round Lake Nature Preserve in Winter

Round Lake Preserve January 2019 by Joe Clark The Round Lake Preserve is a short drive from either Harbor Springs or Petoskey. The preserve shares a parking lot with the Little Traverse Conservancy’s office off of Powell Road at the M-119 intersection. The parking area is maintained in the winter, and is a safe [...]


A Visit to Waldron Fen

Waldron Fen Preserve January 2019 by Joe Clark I visited the fen for my second time in the heart of winter. This visit was dramatically opposed to my first which was in the summer months three years prior. Waldron Fen is south of Alanson off of Banwell road, this preserve has a plowed parking [...]


Lindsay Hall

Lindsay grew up in Harbor Springs and is incredibly proud to call this place home. "From trail running in these woods to swimming in the lake, I feel so connected to northern Michigan and all of its beauty!" Finding it hard to stray far from the Great Lakes, she opted for the shores of [...]


Samantha Baker

Northern Michigan and Maine are the places that Sam calls home. Sam graduated most recently from a graduate certificate program in Environmental Education and Sustainability at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in northern Minnesota. Sam has a passion for exploratory and hands on learning in the outdoors as well as inspiring a sense of [...]


Becky Wadleigh

Direct phone: 231.344.1008 Email: becky(at) We are excited to welcome our new Land Protection Specialist, Becky Wadleigh, to the Little Traverse Conservancy! Originally from Racine, Wisconsin, Becky has received both her undergraduate and Master’s Degrees in Natural Resource Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Her graduate research combined GIS analyses with social assessments [...]


Emily Hughes

Direct phone: 231.344.1009 Email: emily(at) In June, 2016, we welcomed Emily Hughes to the Little Traverse Conservancy staff in a new position devoted fully to our membership program. Emily comes to us with a diverse set of skills in development, marketing, nonprofit management, and outdoor education. However, what you are most likely to notice [...]