Little Forks Conservancy to Add New Preserve

The Little Forks Conservancy is working with a local family to acquire property and create the Conservancy’s newest nature preserve.

The Nelson family’s property lies along the Tittabawassee River three miles upstream of downtown Midland, containing 106 acres of undeveloped land that provides critical floodplain habitat, mature maple forests and a home to a range of wildlife. To protect the habitat, fundraising is currently underway to help with the acquisition and future improvement costs necessary to create a nature preserve that is accessible to all.

Thanks to a $100,000 Community Investment grant from the Midland Area Community Foundation, the Conservancy has taken a great stride toward reaching its goal of protecting this unique and vital land. Once acquired, the property will become a part of the Conservancy’s nature preserve system in the Tittabawassee River watershed to provide the community with accessible walking trails, educational opportunities, and partnerships with local organizations to utilize the land and its resources.