Little Traverse Conservancy
You Make the Difference
Our volunteers look for meaning and purpose through action. They offer their energy on cold days, expertise on challenging engineering projects, and a positive attitude when the bugs bite.
Their efforts allow us to conserve and restore landscapes and maintain miles of trails for the community to enjoy. They are the heartbeat of our mission. Your support as a volunteer will leave a lasting impact on our landscape and our community.
Ways You Can Help
Our Solutions Are In Nature: July 11 – 17, 2020
2020 is a defining year for biodiversity and has been called the Biodiversity Super Year. People are working together around the world to help protect biodiversity. This July, nature explorers and biologists used a smartphone app called iNaturalist (an online, crowd-sourced species identification system) to catalog and photograph flora and fauna on LTC preserves and working forests. First and second place prizes were awarded for documenting the most species.
Here’s how it went:
- Thirty-two preserves visited.
- 319 species documented.
- One new county record found (false nettle, Boehmeria cylindrical).
We call that a success!
Thanks to the University of Michigan Bio station for their support and to all of the participants and foray leaders for making this event a success, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Check back for future Bioblitz celebrations.
Our volunteers tell their stories and why they value nature, wildlife, and protecting northern Michigan.