The Little Forks Conservancy was incorporated in late 1996 by an all-volunteer board of directors who hoped to protect the area’s key land features for future generations. Start-up funds were provided by The Rollin M. Gerstaker Foundation, The Charles J. Strosacker Foundation, The Dow Chemical Company Foundation, the Midland Area Community Foundation and the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.
Since our incorporation, the Conservancy has completed projects in six counties surrounding our office in Midland. These projects range in size from a 10-acre riverfront preserve we own on the Chippewa River in Midland County to a 344-acre collection of parcels in Montcalm County protected through conservation easements. Without the generous support of our local landowners, our members and our community, these lands would not be protected today.