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Take a Survey-->Protect the Land

Take the Land Conservation Community Survey. We're setting priorities for our long-term Land Conservation Plan, and we need your feedback.

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2019 Annual Report is Online

The Annual Report will be online only this year, and is ready to be viewed now!

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Coming Soon: #10Trail Challenge

We are excited to announce the 3rd annual #10Trail Challenge during July! Please check back here soon for more information and how you can sign up.

April 8, 2020: Update on Office Operations

As events continue to unfold during the COVID-19 crisis and we adjust to our “new normal,” here is an update on what we are doing at COL...

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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