Your year-end financial support determines the programs and projects we take on in 2021. This year, thanks to the generous donations of people like you, we were able to continue protecting land without pause and even worked to expand the amount of land we protect despite being short staffed and working remotely.

We rely on end of year donations to protect 6,264 acres of land across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Our community has relied on protected lands for our health and sanity in ways we’ve never had to before this year, and they need you to support protected lands for the coming months ahead.

Our efforts to provide virtual hikes,  hands-on learning, and continue the protection of critical habitat in places like the Chocolay Bayou are only possible with your financial support.

Please consider making a year-end donation today using the button below, or for more options, explore the donations tabs in the menu above. 

Thank you.

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Peace and solidarity can be found in the stillness and permanence of the woods - please recreate responsibly on UPLC trails!

The Upper Peninsula Land Conservancy promotes healthy ecosystems and communities by providing permanent legal protection and ecological management of conservation lands and by engaging the public in the protection and enjoyment of these lands. Learn more! 

Whenever you talk to a resident or visitor to the UP, there is always one thing that comes out - a deep love and connection to the land that surrounds us. While we work through these troubled times together. let's keep in mind that, like the land around us, our roots are deep. Our human and natural ecosystems are strong and, like our ecosystem, we support one another when one of us is in need. Just like a spiders' web, when there is a tug on one string, all aspects are affected and we all must do our part to keep this community strong. 

The Peshekee Headwaters Nature Preserve, Vielmetti-Peters Reserve, the Chocolay Bayou and Tory's Woods are open for public use during daylight hours as usual! Please head out to the woods to let your mind take a break from the news and let your your lungs breathe in the clean air that nature provides to us. Safe and responsible outdoor recreation while practicing social distancing is currently allowed. Check out the "Protected Lands" menu above or the Interactive Map to find a preserve near you to explore, and let us know with an email or a post on social media that you're out enjoying the land. Socially sharing your outdoor experiences can help those who are unable to get out onto the trails right now feel some of that peace and calm that you're finding in the woods.



UPLC in the news:

DNR Partnership Trail at Indian Lake Preserve Complete!

Our Executive Director was on the news announcing our new partnership trail with the DNR connecting Indian Lake Preserve and Craig Lakes State Park. Click UPLC on the News to see!


UPLC is on Instagram!

Follow us on Instagram to see beautiful, hidden corners of UPLC-protected properties with photos captured by our employees and volunteers! (link below). Tag your own photos of UPLC lands with #uplc or #uplandconservancy to show your support for protected land!