Protecting the natural and scenic character of northern Michigan.
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LTC Stewardship committee member and biologist Adam Shubel was one of 58 volunteers who observed over 440 species at Philip J. Braun Nature Preserve in Pellston during our BioBlitz, July 2017

The “Hill’s Angels” dedicate themselves to clearing trails for everyone to enjoy at The Hill Nature Preserve in Boyne City. We bring the chainsaw, they bring the human power.

In 2016, a total of 240 volunteers donated 4,260 hours to help us get our work done and learn more about the plants and wildlife we protect.

Read some stories about LTC volunteers

Field projects that help monitor, study, and restore native habitats on our preserves. Become a citizen science volunteer to complete a frog and toad survey, monitor a kestrel nest box, monitor a vernal pool, or complete a scout project and more. We welcome your project ideas.

Our eyes on the ground and feet on the trail. These volunteers commit to a long-term role to care for a particular nature preserve. They visit the preserve often throughout the year and report back to us when they see a problem. They clear trails on their visits and let us know when a preserve needs staff attention.
Occasional field work days building trails, boardwalks, and parking areas. We will email you when we need help throughout the field season. See the upcoming work bees.

Want to help out in the education department, the communications department? Or, do you have a special skill you’d like to share? We’d love to hear more. Give us a call or fill out the information form to the right and we will contact you.

Current preserve volunteers, please submit your Report Form.

It was fun to learn about how you guys help the environment by clearing out invasive species (garlic mustard) and planting in the native ones. Without organizations like you our world would not be the beautiful, lovely place it is today. So, thank you for letting and helping my class and I save the world, one meadow at a time.

– Lance, 7th Grade Student Harbor Springs

Lance, Harbor Springs 7th Grade

Interested in joining us?
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