michigan nature association

Michigan Nature Association

Protecting Michigan’s Natural Heritage Since 1952

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Aquatic FT at Upson Lake NS

Aquatic Field Training at Upson Lake Nature Sanctuary

The Michigan Nature Association (MNA) is a conservation organization working to protect Michigan’s rare, threatened and endangered species by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

MTU Make a Difference Day - Building boardwalk at Keweenaw Shores NS

MTU Make a Difference Day – Building a Boardwalk at Keweenaw Shores Nature Sanctuary

Under the visionary leadership of Bertha Daubendiek, what started six decades ago as a small bird study group became a statewide land conservation organization. From that bold beginning, MNA members, donors and volunteers built a remarkable statewide network of more than 170 nature sanctuaries across Michigan.

MNA’s sanctuaries in Keweenaw County include: Dean Webster Memorial, Estivant Pines, Upson Lake, Keweenaw Shores, Keweenaw Shores 2, James H. Klipfel Memorial at Brockway Mountain, James Dorion Rooks Memorial at Garden Brook, Homer L and Hattie Hylton Memorial, Kenneth W. and Timothy S. Gunn Memorial, Grinnell Memorial at Bare Bluff, Eagle Harbor Red Pine Dunes, Cy Clark Memorial, Black Creek, Redwyn’s Dunes, and the Gratiot Lake Overlook. MNA’s sanctuaries in Houghton County include: Robert Thorson Brown, Rockafellow, and River Bend.

Frog Walk at Cy Clark Memorial Nature Sanctuary

Frog Walk at Cy Clark Memorial Nature Sanctuary

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