Legacy Land Conservancy
Legacy Land Conservancy is a fifty-year old, accredited, land trust operating in a three-county location in southeastern Michigan. With a $1.2 million annual budget, 9 regular staff and many seasonal employees, interns and volunteers, its mission is to secure for current and future generations a land base for nature, agriculture, fresh water and recreation in Washtenaw, Lenawee and Jackson Counties and beyond. Legacy staff strive to advance the strategic plan, including a goal to protect 25,000 acres of the most important lands in our service area. Our community lies within the "Emerald Arc," a swath of 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. Lenawee and Jackson counties for generations.