What is one acre of land worth?


Not in terms of real estate sales or timber value.

I’m asking about the trail through the woods you return to in every season, knowing the smell of the cedar, the feeling of white pine branches brushing past your arms as you step out onto the shore of the lake, and the sound of the wind over the water will still be there each time.

The UPLC has been working since 1999 to conserve and protect the land of Michigan's Upper Peninsula to ensure sustainable management for generations to come.  With your help, we now protect nearly 6,000 acres in the Upper Peninsula, with 10 dedicated Preserves, 24 experimental working forest reserves, and 19 conservation easements with private land owners and partnering organizations.

 

What is each acre of protected land that you love worth to you?


It takes UPLC about $20 per acre per year to ensure that the experience of hiking around a sphagnum bog and feeling hundreds of years of moss under your feet will be available for coming generations. And that’s not counting the value of more than 1,400 hours of volunteer work that went into projects this year!

#GivingTuesday is the nonprofit world’s answer to the overwhelming consumerism of “Black Friday” and the following deluge of advertisements that ask us to think of ourselves first during the final months of the year.

On November 28th, it’s time to think of the future generations first. Time to protect and honor the land our children’s children will walk on.

It’s time to ask yourself right now what the 6,000 acres that UPLC protects are worth to you, and adopt an acre today. We can’t protect these lands for the future without your help.

On this #GivingTuesday,

we are asking you to adopt an acre for the year

 


Can you protect one acre this year, for just $20?

Will you protect 10 acres in 2018 with a donation of $200? 50 acres for one year with a donation of $1,000?

Adopt an acre on #GivingTuesday and we’ll pinpoint the acre(s) that you are responsible for, and add them to this map for the whole year–with your name, or the name of a loved one in whose honor you are giving. If you'd like to give in honor of someone, send an email to uplc@uplandconservancy.org with the name(s) and we'll take care of it from there. 

We’ll even send you a certificate to display with pride during 2018, naming you (or the name of your choice that you've emailed to us) as the Protector of the Land and indicating the coordinates of the specific acres you protect.

If you protect more than 40 acres on #GivingTuesday, we’ll hike out with you next summer to take a picture of you with the specific acres of land that you’re protecting.