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
The measure and geography of 120-acre Snow Moon Ranch affords both the luxury of seclusion as well as breathtaking views of majestic Leelanau County making it a premiere Northern Michigan offering. The custom home, rustic barns, and cottage gardens nestled among towering evergreens and hardwoods, provide an intimate sanctuary. The picturesque backdrop includes spectacular views […]
Address/Location: 9401 N Carlson Road Lot Dimensions: 1820×1280 Asking price: $495,000 Township: Leelanau School Dist: Northport Acreage: 47.7 acres Already Protected? Yes Property Characteristics: 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on 47 acres in Leelanau Township. Close unobstructed west sunset views of Lake Michigan from this secluded 47 acres parcel. The hexagon shaped great room surrounds a massive field […]
Name of Property: 30 acres off Swede Road Address/Location: Swede Road, Northport Asking price: $249.900 Township: Leelanau School Dist: Northport Acreage: 30 acres Already Protected? No Property Characteristics: Wonderful acreage with just a bit of everything! This is a nature lovers dream with wonderful habitat for wildlife! Great water views of Bass Lake, open meadows, hardwoods, pines and low lands it […]
Name of Property: 21.88 Acres on Northwood Dr. – Glen Arbor Address/Location: Northwood Dr. – Glen Arbor Asking price: $229.900 Township: Glen Arbor School Dist: Glen Lake Acreage: 22 acres Already Protected? Some, there are 17.52 acres protected with a private conservation easement and 4.36 acres that are buildable. Property Characteristics: What a great find, […]
1Address/Location: Off M22 (ray Street) just south of Glen Arbor heading towards the Narrows. Asking price: $154,900 Township: Glen Arbor School Dist: Glen Lake Acreage: 18 acres (1.6 acres unrestricted for building and 16 protected) Already Protected? Yes Property Characteristics: This is referred to as Lot Z on the MLS listing. If you’ve been a […]
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 […]