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November 29, 2022

2022 Annual Meeting

OCTOBER 9, 2022 @ 2:00 PM CARL T. JOHNSON HUNT & FISH CENTER 6087 M-115, CADILLAC, MI 49601 Please join us for CALC's Annual Meeting and hear what the conservancy has going on in local land preservation. After the short meeting our guest speaker is Jim DuFresne who has a deep-rooted passion for two things, sunsets and shorelines, having lived in Alaska and Michigan all his life. Please register for this free event by emailing calc@calc-landtrust.org or call 231-775-3631. Let us … [Read more...]

Cadillac Area Land Conservancy installs raptor nesting platform to conserve species

To help conserve ospreys and eagles, volunteers with the nonprofit Cadillac Area Land Conservancy erected a raptor nesting platform in the marsh behind their Waldeck Island Nature Preserve on Stone Ledge Lake. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources provided the platform and guided volunteers with the installation. The idea for the platform came from lake residents who have been seeing bald eagles and ospreys. Ospreys, a fish-eating bird of prey, readily accept artificial nesting … [Read more...]

Oliver Preserve Snowshoe Hike

Please join us at the Oliver Preserve on January 15th at 6:30 for the annual snowshoe hike. Please call 815.871.8705 with any questions. … [Read more...]

CALC Spotlight

Cadillac News wrote an article describing CALC's purpose and values. The article features an interview with Chris Gentry, Executive Director for CALC. one of the main reasons landowners choose to preserve their land is for future generations to enjoy as it gets passed down from generation to generation.Cadillac News, 12/6/2021, pg A01 If you are interested in a well-written piece of documentation describing what CALC can do for you, please check out the article. … [Read more...]

2021 Annual Meeting

OCTOBER 3, 2021 @ 2:00 PM CARL T. JOHNSON HUNT & FISH CENTER 6087 M-115, CADILLAC, MI 49601 Author of Saving Arcadia, a narrative nonfiction book about Great Lakes land conservation that’s been called a “page-turning environmental action thriller.” Saving Arcadia has won state and national awards including: Michigan Notable Book Award, Eric Hoffer Award finalist, and Next Generation Indie Book Environment Winner. Heather’s other books include children’s fiction (The Griffins of Ca … [Read more...]

Bat Box Workbee

Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:00 a.m. Rain or Shine! Did you know… there are about 9 species of bats that call Michigan home? White Nose Syndrome (WNS) on this sensitive species of mammal has had an impact. More than 1,300 species of bats make up a quarter of the mammal population on the earth. In an effort to assist this animal with alternative roosting for summer months, our Ecology Club designed two-chambered bat houses and four-chambered bat nurseries which need i … [Read more...]

2020 Annual Meeting Date

You are invited to attend CALC's Annual Meeting & Special Program: Wild Fall Mushrooms in Michigan. Sunday, October 4th, 2020 3:00 PM at the Caberfae Ski Club 1 Caberfae Lane, Cadillac, MI 49601 Guest Speaker: Brad West Learn how to identify mushrooms Find where mushrooms grow and what trees are best to investigate Learn how to clean and cook mushrooms After a brief meeting, Brad West will present and discuss fall mushroom hunting. Brad has been hunting mushrooms most of his … [Read more...]

CALC 2019 Annual Meeting Attracted Age-Diverse Crowd

Debra-Ann Brabazon from the United States Forest Service gave an inspiring presentation entitled “Engaging Community in Sustainability.” The community Debra-Ann has been inspiring is the CHS Ecology Club & Junior Rangers, a group of young adults who have participated in many environmental improvement projects. The presentation also gave the audience information on bats and what can be done to support these useful mammals.   CALC introduced their new Executive Committee and hosted the e … [Read more...]

2019 Annual Meeting Date Announced

The public is invited to an informative and fun annual meeting on October 10, 2019, at 6:00 PM. We will be visiting bat houses on the CALC Johnson Nature Preserve because of our chance of seeing bats increases by viewing them at dusk.     Before that guided excursion there will be a short business meeting and a presentation by Debra-Ann Brabazon “Engaging Community in Sustainability” with emphasis on bluebirds and bats at the Cherry Grove Township Hall at 4830 East M-55 i … [Read more...]

CALC Preserve in Statewide Magazine

The Michigan History July/August 2019 issue featured CALC’s own Waldeck Island Nature Preserve. The “Manny on the Move” article explores off-the-beaten-track historical sites, though we most enjoy our preserve’s natural attributes. … [Read more...]