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Community-Centered Forest Protection in the Keweenaw Peninsula

Nature Conservancy

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $1,000,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2021–September 30, 2023
  • Location Arlington, VA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Keweenaw

About this grant

The Nature Conservancy, a leading global conservation organization, has identified an opportunity to protect over 35,000 acres at the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan, while also pioneering new approaches to conservation. The project has the potential to tap unconventional sources of revenue, allow the local community to exert control over the use of its natural resources and support a sustainable economic future for the region. Foundation funds would be used during the early stages of the project to acquire a purchase option, develop a community-centered protection plan in consultation with local leaders and document the lessons learned from the project.