"Ecology” is defined by Merriam-Webster as “the study of the interrelationships between living organisms and their environment.”

Here at the Upper Peninsula Land Conservancy, we understand that humans are a part of the same ecology as the white birch, the migrating birds, and the Big Lake herself: no matter where we live and what we do for employment, we make decisions that affect the relationships in our ecosystem every day. 

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.


Thank you for being a part of our "ecosystem" and protecting land today for life tomorrow!