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Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy

Conservation is in our Nature.

aka SMLC   |   Superior Township, MI   |  www.smlcland.org

Mission

The Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy conserves natural land and open space -- including forests, wetlands, meadows, agricultural lands, and places of scenic beauty -- to provide habitat for wildlife and to enrich the lives of people.

Notes from the nonprofit

Thank you to everyone who is giving to Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy and supporting local land conservation. Your gifts are making it possible for nature to be open during this Coronavirus pandemic. From all of us at SMLC and on behalf of everyone who has visited an SMLC nature preserve, enjoyed the scenic beauty of natural landscapes, volunteered for nature, and are looking forward to participating in one of our popular nature hikes, campfires, and picnics in the future, THANK YOU.

Ruling year info

1993

Executive Director

Ms. Jill A. Lewis

Main address

8383 Vreeland Road

Superior Township, MI 48198 USA

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EIN

38-2812223

NTEE code info

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Farmland Preservation (K25)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

SMLC is working to address the rapid loss of local natural lands and open spaces including farmland. Natural lands are habitat for wildlife including migrating species - this is critical in southeast Michigan, an important stopover location for migrating birds. Protected natural lands also contribute to cleaner air and water, provide passive recreational opportunities, and beautify our communities and rural areas.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Nature Preserves

SMLC owns 18 Nature Preserves located throughout southeastern Michigan. The preserves are open to the public from dawn to dusk. They offer an opportunity for people in the the greater Metro-Detroit area to spend time in nature and hike, bird-watch, take photographs, learn about the natural world and gain an appreciation for protected natural areas, farmland, and open spaces.

Population(s) Served
Adults

SMLC has protected close to 3,500 acres by purchasing nature preserves and conservation easements and by receiving donations of the same, and through project collaborations with our partners. SMLC has identified 10 Conservation Opportunity Areas located in southeast Michigan and currently has 3 priority project areas where it conducts most of its conservation efforts: the Superior Greenway, the Sibley Prairie, and the Lost Lake area.

Population(s) Served
Adults

SMLC conducts a number of public events annually including nature hikes, campfires and a bat count. SMLC also engages a large number of volunteers in our land preservation and community outreach efforts. These include but are not limited to retirees and college students.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Community Organic Garden is located at the Conservancy Farm and serves a variety of gardeners ranging from young adults to families and retirees. The gardeners come from different backgrounds including race, ethnicity, economic status, etc.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Land Trust Alliance Member 2007

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy

Board of directors
as of 03/06/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

James McIntyre

Insurance

Term: 2021 - 2025

James T. Weiner

Richard Kent

Bill Secrest

Mary Ericson

Donald DeMallie

Mitch Hall

James McIntyre

Christopher Flanagan

Board leadership practices

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  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/11/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

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