Legacy Land Conservancy
Legacy’s Mission: to secure for current and future generations a land base for nature, agriculture, fresh water and recreation in Washtenaw and Jackson Counties and beyond.
About Legacy Land Conservancy
Legacy Land Conservancy is a 50 year old, accredited land trust whose mission is to secure for current and future generations a land base for nature, agriculture, fresh water and recreation in Washtenaw and Jackson Counties and beyond. The staff partners to advance the strategic plan, including a goal set to protect 25,000 acres of the most important lands in Washtenaw, Jackson and Lenawee Counties. These counties lie at the heart of the “Emerald Arc,” a swath of protected land surrounding the population centers of Southern Michigan. Throughout the Arc are found some of America’s most productive farmland, as well as lakes and rivers that impact water quality in the entire Great Lakes Basin. Working with our partners and with the community, Legacy is committed to ensuring that future generations enjoy the clean water, fresh food, scenic rural heritage, and peaceful recreational opportunities that have characterized Washtenaw and Jackson counties for generations. We manage over 100 conservation easements and 8 public preserves.