How can we help?
The Conservancy works directly with our conservation easement landowners helping to answer questions and provide resources for the management of their land. If you have questions about your conservation easement, or would like information, please contact Yarrow Brown, Conservation Easement Program Manager. Email: [email protected]
Do you want a copy of your conservation easement?
Call the office or email Yarrow, if you would like a copy of your conservation easement either mailed or emailed to you. Email: [email protected] Phone: 231-256-9665
Conservation Easement Landowner Newsletter
Resources for Conservation Easement Landowners
Leelanau County Website:
The Leelanau County website has a wide variety of information including an interactive map of Leelanau County. Follow this link see the various maps that are available- http://leelanau.cc/landmaps.asp
You can also look up information on any recorded document such as your conservation easement or deed for your property using the Register of Deeds link below. You will need to register for an account, but it is free to do so. You can download UNPRINTABLE copies for FREE, but need to pay per page for any copy you wish to print.
Register of Deeds: http://leelanau.cc/coROD.asp
Land Trust Alliance
The Leelanau Conservancy is a land trust accredited by the Land Trust Alliance. We became accredited in 2008. Their website is a great resource for current issues related to land conservation. Visit their website to learn more: http://www.landtrustalliance.org/
Heart of the Lakes Center for Land Conservation Policy
The Leelanau Conservancy is a member of the Heart of the Lakes (HOL) Center for Land Conservation Policy. We are founding members of HOL and Brian Price, our Executive Director has served on the board since HOL’s founding.
To learn more about Heart of the Lakes, please visit their website: http://www.heartofthelakes.org/
Web Soil Survey
Do you want to learn more about the soils on your property? The link below is an interactive website that can help you pull detailed soil information on your land.
NRCS Web Soil Survey: http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/app/HomePage.htm
Michigan State University Resources
The MSU extension and horticultural research station have a wealth of information for easement landowners. They also offer classes and workshops on various horticultural and agricultural topics.
MSU Extension in Leelanau County: http://www.msue.msu.edu/portal/default.cfm?pageset_id=27760
Horticultural Research Station: http://agbioresearch.msu.edu/nwmihort/
Leelanau Conservation District
The conservation district is also a valuable resource and has been the lead on a lot of the Phragmites surveys and eradication in Leelanau County.
Little Traverse Lake Property Owners Association (LTPOA) (no website)
Cedar Lake Association (no website)
Lime Lake Association: http://www.limelake.org/
Leelanau Clean Water: http://www.leelanau.cc/lcw.asp