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. Properties listed on our website meet the criteria for permanent protection under a conservation easement held by the Leelanau Conservancy.
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 Brown
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 Brown
Address/Location: Off Kehl Road north of Northport Lot Dimensions: 1335 x 655 Parcel #: 008-223-006-03 Asking price: $150,000 Township: Leelanau School Dist: Northport Acreage: 20 Already Protected? Yes Property Characteristics: Perfect 20 acre setting (15 acres wooded and 5 open) in Leelanau just north of […]
Address/Location: Off Kehl Road north of Northport Lot Dimensions: 1335 x 655 Parcel #: 008-223-006-05 Asking price: $100,000 Township: Leelanau School Dist: Northport Acreage: 20 Already Protected? Yes Property Characteristics: Beautiful open 20 acre parcel amid other larger parcels (all protected […]
Address/Location: Off Kehl Road north of Northport Lot Dimensions: 1335 x 655 Parcel #: 008-223-006-04 Asking price: $100,000 Township: Leelanau School Dist: Northport Acreage: 20 Already Protected? Yes Property Characteristics: Beautiful 20 acre partially wooded (hardwoods) site north of Northport with […]
Name of Property: 20 acres by Kehl Lake Natural Area Address/Location: 12500 E Sugar Bush Road, Northport About ½ mile south of Kehl Lake Natural Area at the corner of Sugar Bush and Kehl Roads Asking price: $120,000 Township: Leelanau School Dist: Northport Acreage: 20 acres Already Protected? No, this property would be eligible for […]
Name of Property: Sherwood Farm 8009 Osborn Road, Empire, MI (used to be called the Sherwood Farm) Asking price: $795,000 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: […]