Give to the Endangered Species Action Fund
Help the Michigan Nature Association protect critical habitat for endangered species in Michigan by giving to the Endangered Species Action Fund today! Gifts to this fund go toward critical property acquisition projects that establish or expand sanctuary habitat for the state's most at-risk plant and animal species, detailed below:
- Brockway Mountain Conservation Area Addition - The added land will expand MNA's continuous sanctuary holdings on the iconic Brockway Mountain in the Keweenaw to nearly 500 acres! It contains important migratory habitat for raptors such as bald eagle, golden eagle, and peregrine falcon; the property also protects such rare plants as heart-leaved arnica, and an imperiled natural community known as 'northern bald' - characterized by sparse vegetation and areas of exposed bedrock.
- Lake Superior Nature Sanctuary Addition - MNA is currently in the process of acquiring an additional 102 acres adjacent to the Lake Superior Nature Sanctuary in Chippewa County. When completed, the sanctuary would protect nearly 500 acres of critical migration "stopover" habitat for raptors and neotropical migratory birds near the Lake Superior shoreline.
- Big Valley Nature Sanctuary Addition - This addition will connect two separate sections of the storied Big Valley Nature Sanctuary in Oakland County and other conservation land to expand protection for a prairie fen, home to many rare species and 10% of the global population of the Poweshiek skipperling. The Poweshiek skipperling, arguably Michigan's rarest butterfly, was once found in abundance across the Midwest, but can now only be found at one site in Manitoba (Canada), and just a few sites in Michigan's Oakland County.
YOU DID IT!
Thanks to all of the generous donors who contributed to our fundraising campaigns earlier this year, and throughout the month of August, we were able to meet our latest Endangered Species Action Fund challenge by our August 31 deadline! Beginning with our Brockway Mountain Challenge in December, the Endangered Species Action Fund has now raised the needed funding to complete these three critical habitat expansion projects!
Missed the challenge, but still want to help? Please consider making a secure, tax-deductible contribution using the options below: