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Join us and help determine what Southwest Michigan will look like one hundred years from now... there are a number of ways you can partner with Chikaming Open Lands.


Video Gallery

The story of Dayton Wet Prairie under Chikaming Open Lands (COL) Management

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Letter from Chris Thompson, Executive Director

Welcome to our new website! We are pleased to have you as a visitor and hopefully as a member of this important organization.

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Fifth Annual Barn Benefit

Join Chikaming Open Lands for a fun and relaxed evening at a stunning renovated barn in Buchanan

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Chikaming Open Lands is the local land conservancy dedicated to preserving the open spaces and natural rural character of southwest Berrien County.

We protect and restore native plant and animal habitat in the area, improve water quality in our rivers, streams and in Lake Michigan, and permanently preserve ecologically significant forests, prairies and wetlands, as well as prime farmland and other open spaces in this community