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December 18, 2017

About

The natural areas at the heart of Michigan — the rivers, lakes,forests and open spaces — are what make our region so special.

Whether you own a home, cottage, business, or simply love the beauty of the area, you know how important our environment is to our quality of life.

Finding a healthy balance between development and the need to protect the scenic beauty and natural integrity of our area is essential.  This is what Cadillac Area Land Conservancy (CALC) is all about.

Mission

The Cadillac Area Land Conservancy protects significant natural, scenic, and farm lands for current and future generations and fosters an appreciation for the environment in Missaukee, Osceloa, Wexford, and northern Lake and Mason counties.

WE PROTECT LAND

Since its inception in 1995, the Cadillac Area Land Conservancy (CALC) has been serving people — those here today, who have the foresight to preserve special places — and those of future generations, who will benefit from our endeavors.

We have:

  • Worked with property owners to protect over 1,500 acres of natural, scenic, and farm lands through conservation easements on private lands. These lands will remain undeveloped forever.
  • Acquired Waldeck Island Nature Preserve, a 14-acre land donation on Stone Ledge Lake, which CALC manages for public enjoyment.
  • Conducted annual monitoring and stewardship of easement properties.
  • Built coalitions with state and federal agencies to identify priority “wildlife corridors” for establishing future easements.
  • Conducted community outreach for education and advancing land stewardship now and for future generations.

Learn a bit more about CALC – your partner in conservation:

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Since its inception in 1995, CALC has been serving people —
those here today, who have the foresight to preserve special
places, and those of future generations, who will benefit from
our endeavors.
We have:
• Worked with property owners to protect over 1,500 acres
of natural, scenic, and farm lands through conservation
easements on private lands. These lands will remain
undeveloped forever.
• Acquired Waldeck Island Nature Preserve, a 14-acre
land donation on Stoneledge Lake, which CALC
manages for public enjoyment.
• Conducted annual monitoring and stewardship of
easement properties.
• Built coalitions with state and federal agencies to
identify priority “wildlife corridors” for establishing
future easements.
• Conducted community outreach for education
and advancing land stewardship now and for
future generations.