What is one acre of land worth?

We’re not talking in terms of real estate or timber value.

We’re talking about how it feels to hike your favorite trail through the woods that you return to every season. We’re talking about breathing clean air imbued with the scent of the cedar, and feeling white pine needles brush against your arms as you step out onto the shore of the lake. What is that experience worth to you?

It costs UPLC about $30 to protect each 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. It’s time to ask yourself right now what each of the 6,264 acres that UPLC protects are worth to you and adopt an acre for 2021 today.

What you get in return

For each acre you adopt, we’ll pinpoint the acre(s) that you are (symbolically) responsible for, and add them to this map for the whole year. We’ll also send you a certificate that names you as the honorary Protector of the Land and indicates the exact coordinates of the acre(s) you help protect. If you’d like to give in honor of someone or give anonymously, you can either give us specific directions in the “notes” section when you donate at the link below or send an email to with your request.

Click the button below to adopt your acres now. You are free to enter any donation amount you desire. For every $30 you donate, you will protect one acre of UPLC land between now and November 2021.

Please note that all online donations are handled through PayPal, but you do not need to have (or create) a PayPal account in order to donate. Simply follow the link and click “Donate with a Debit or Credit card” to use this option. If you prefer to use an offline payment method, you are also welcome to pay by check or cash sent to Upper Peninsula Land Conservancy, 148 W Hewitt Ave, Marquette MI 49855.

So how many acres will you protect?