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Northwoods, Freshwater and Natural Climate Solutions in Michigan

Nature Conservancy

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $500,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2023–June 30, 2025
  • Location Arlington, VA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Michigan

About this grant

A comprehensive response to climate change will require a range of actions, including carbon sequestration in healthy forests. The Great Lakes Northwoods, which span across northern Michigan and neighboring states, contain some of the most resilient and connected forests in the central United States. The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation organization with a robust presence in Michigan, is working to protect the state’s Northwoods and the climate, freshwater, economic and biodiversity benefits the forest provides. With partial support from the Mott Foundation over the next two years, the grantee will undertake a range of activities in the Northwoods, including demonstrating sustainable forestry practices, promoting the use of verifiable and market-leading carbon credit markets, encouraging public agencies to improve policies, programs and practices for better climate outcomes and creating science-based management tools to improve collaboration and the efficient use of available resources.