Conservation Buyer Program
The Leelanau Conservancy has a unique knowledge of the lands of the Leelanau Peninsula. Through our Conservation Buyer Program, we provide information which brings conservation properties currently for sale to the attention of buyers who are interested in enjoying a spectacular property while helping to protect its ecological, scenic and/or agricultural character. Properties that are already permanently conserved may be listed here as well.
Conservation buyers may work together with the Leelanau Conservancy to permanently conserve the property within a year of their purchase. Buyers can become eligible for significant tax benefits. These benefits can help substantially offset the costs of acquisition of the property.
Note: Private property under a conservation easement with the Leelanau Conservancy remains private. The agreement does not require public access to the property, and the property remains on the tax rolls. Although we serve as an information resource for potential stewards of important properties, we are not realtors or brokers. Our interest is solidly rooted in permanently protecting land in private ownership. As such, we accept no fees or commissions for our work in bringing together conservation-minded buyers and sellers. Periodically, the Conservancy will publish via our website an inventory of the available properties of which we are aware and have an interest in conserving. When reviewing the available properties, please note that there may be other properties for sale worthy of conservation that we have simply not yet heard about. Questions?
Contact our Conservation Easement Program Manager Yarrow Wolfe.
For Sellers: Do you own a property you wish to sell that:
- Possesses significant ecological, scenic and/or agricultural features?
- Is at least 20 acres in size?
If so, we encourage you to contact our Land Protection Staff at (231) 256-9665 or contact our Conservation Easement Program Manager Yarrow Wolfe.
Asking price: $ 299,000 Township: Cleveland School Dist: Glen Lake Community Schools Acreage: 72 Already Protected? Yes Property Characteristics: This 72 acre parcel is permanently protected with a private conservation easement. There is an existing A-frame and the ability to build an additional home, as well as outbuildings. The [...]
This 20 acre parcel is about a mile from Northport and across the road from the Leelanau Conservancy Soper Natural Area. The eastern 10 acres are permanently protected with a private conservation easement. The western 10 acres include a beautiful and immaculate 3 bed,2.5 bath 2,400 sf home with 2+ car attached garage, plus 40×60 [...]
Name of Property: Reed Property 8009 Osborn Road, Empire, MI (used to be called the Sherwood Farm) Asking price: $775,000 Township: Empire School Dist: Glen Lake Acreage: 160 acres Already Protected? NO Farmhouse Characteristics: Beds: 4 Baths: 1.00 Approx. Finished Sq. Ft.: 1508 Basement: Michigan Basement Exterior: Covered Porch Interior: Hardwood Floors, Mud Room Property Characteristics: [...]
Address/Location: 6503 N. M-22, Glen Arbor, MI Asking price: $335,000.00 Township: Glen Arbor School Dist: Glen Lake Community Schools Acreage: 21.85 Already Protected? Yes, 16 of the 21.85 acres are protected with a private conservation easement held by the Leelanau Conservancy. Property [...]
Township: Leland Acreage: 100 acres Property Characteristics: Open land, pastured and hardwoods w/bridle trails. 34 acres verified for excellent vineyard potential. Fenced pastures, 3 stall horse barn, garden shed and outbuildings. Asking price: $2,100,000. Currently listed with Shelly Brunette, Real Estate One- Randolph 231.946.4040, email@example.com Already Protected? Not Yet. Contact the Conservancy staff at 231.256.9665 [...]
Name of Property: Cathead Point Cathead Point, Leelanau Township, MI Asking price: $5,985,000 Township: Leelanau School Dist: Northport Acreage: 91.6 acres(approx) Already Protected? YES (approximately 84 acres permanently protected, 7 acres approximately are unrestricted) Water frontage: 3,165 feet Existing structures: Main Residence: 6-Bedrooms, 5-baths, Cathead Bay views Antique Log Cabin: 2-bedrooms, 1-bath, Lake Michigan and Cathead Bay views [...]
Name of Property: 81 Acres off Otto Road Address: 8810 E OTTO RD, Suttons Bay, MI 49682 Asking price: $395,000 Township: Bingham Acreage: 81.4 acres School District: Suttons Bay Already Protected? YES. 61 acres are permanently protected with a Conservation Easement held by the Leelanau Conservancy. Please call the conservancy [...]