The Keweenaw Land Trust works with landowners and partner organizations to permanently conserve natural resources in Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula.

We provide assistance to willing landowners and community partners who want to leave a permanent legacy by ensuring that the lands they love are protected for future generations.

How We Protect Land

We protect land by directly owning lands, as well as by working with private landowners to hold conservation easements that create formal land agreements. The conservation easement is a more powerful tool than a simple deed restriction because it gives the land trust the legal authority to monitor and enforce the terms of the easement.

Learn more about conservation easements.

Since our establishment in 1996, we’ve protected more than 7,000 acres of natural habitat and more than a mile of Lake Superior shoreline across Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula. We take pride in the fact that our work leaves a lasting legacy that our landscape and its special places are protected for current and future generations to experience and enjoy.

The Keweenaw Land Trust is accredited through the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, which publicly recognizes its ability to operate in an ethically and technically sound manner.