Introducing Gasley Lake West Conservation Easement!

We are thrilled to announce the closing of our newest conservation property, Gasley Lake West, which encompasses and surrounds a beautiful wilderness lake in Iron County, Michigan. This 40-acre property boasts a 9-acre lake that is almost entirely undeveloped, and it is surrounded by enormous second-growth white pines, sprawling beaver complexes, and multiple bog habitats rich with insectivorous plants and orchids. The lake is also the headwaters of the East Branch of the Ontonagon River, which is a designated U.S. Wild and Scenic River. This conservation easement property is surrounded on all sides by Ottawa National Forest lands, meaning this property is part of a larger effort to conserve wildlife habitat and keep our forest ecosystems healthy. We would like to thank the landowners for their generosity, enthusiasm, and support in finalizing documents for this property before year's end. Together we will protect this wonderful lake forever. 

Please note that Gasley Lake West Conservation Easement is located on private land and is not open to public use


Giving season is upon us!

A warm thank you to everyone who donated to us on #GivingTuesday, which is the biggest global donation day of the year and is the kickoff to the year-end giving season. All told, 39 donors helped us raise $2270 in 24 hours, which means they adopted 76 acres! There are still many acres available for adoption, and our Adopt-an-Acre campaign is available every day of the year. You can donate to show your own support for the UP’s land, or you can donate in honor of someone else. Adopt-an-acre certificates make particularly excellent gifts for people who love nature.

Read our new blog post here if you would like more information, or click the button below to donate now! All acres will be symbolically adopted until November 2019.



UPLC in the news: Read about our newest signage project at Tory's Woods

Representatives from UPLC and NMU's Conservation Club went out to Tory's Woods Nature Preserve last weekend, where they hustled to install new interpretive signs before the ground froze! Read all about it here, then lash on some snowshoes and get out to the Preserve to enjoy the beautiful fresh snow and learn about "Transitions in the Natural Environment." (Or wait until spring to experience more of the transitions!) 


Peruse our new Instagram account

Check out beautiful hidden corners of UPLC properties with photos captured by our employees and volunteers by following us on Instagram (link below). Tag your own photos of UPLC lands with #uplc or #uplandconservancy to show your support!