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There's no place like Leelanau.

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Explore our 28 natural areas and preserves, offering hiking, biking, paddling, skiing, snowshoeing, and more.

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Land Protection Specialist Location: Leland, MI Reporting to: Executive Director Tom Nelson Apply by: JAN 15 2023 Help us conserve land by responding to inquiries from landowners to determine conservation […]

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Shimek Family Protects 232-acre, Fourth-Generation Farm

If you’ve driven around Leelanau, you’ve likely passed the Shimek farm. A quintessentially Leelanau picture, the farm stand, red barn, and silos at the bend of M-72 have inspired painters […]

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A Lasting Legacy

Susan Cady gazes out her window with a smile. Across from her sits husband Chuck, and between the pair, morning light casts a glow on their coffee table. Susan reaches […]

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What We Do

Our mission: conserve the land, water and scenic character of Leelanau County

We opened our doors in 1988 dedicated to the idea that there's no place like Leelanau. Our founders believed that the Leelanau Peninsula's unique landscape deserved to be protected forever.

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