Month: December 2017

Quigley Creek Natural Area Sparkles Under Dusting of Snow

Have you ever tromped around at our 63-acre Quigley Creek Natural Area? If you haven’t, we certainly recommend adding it to your public protected area bucket list. Established in 2012, the property protects both sides of Quigley Creek, a designated cold-water trout stream and tributary of the Little Muskegon River in Deerfield Township, Mecosta County. […]

Important Conservation Milestone Reached!

Thanks to a unique partnership between Chippewa Watershed Conservancy (CWC), Little Forks Conservancy and Trout Unlimited, CWC has now protected over 5,000 acres in total! The Little Forks Conservancy’s 270-acre Lane Property, located in northern Gladwin County, will become a public preserve with plans to offer a variety of passive recreational opportunities. Several conservation easements […]

Beautiful Weather for Tree ID Hike

Tree identification hike participants were greeted with unexpectedly pleasant December weather — upper 40s, bluebird skies and no snow! Hikers learned about the differences between coniferous and deciduous trees, invasive species and how historical logging practices influence ecology and natural resource management today. Former Conservancy executive director, Stan Lilley, even made an appearance and offered […]