Landowner Stories

A Good Land Conservation Transaction Must Be Good for Both the Land and the People Involved

A longtime goal of ours has been this: whenever an owner of significant conservation land in our county thinks about planning for the future of their land he or she think: “Call the Leelanau Conservancy.” To foster that goal of being a source of information and good advice about conservation land we must employ dedicated land protection staff who understand not only land and its intrinsic values, but also the complex web of laws and tax codes effecting ownership of land. On top of that, land protection staff must be sensitive to the needs of families. We live by a fairly simple rule: A good conservation transaction must be good for both the land and the people involved. On this site are stories of people who have chosen to preserve their land. We are both grateful to them and inspired by them.