Since our founding in 1980, MEC has challenged attacks on public lands and the harmful exploitation of our forests and waterways for short-term gain. From blocking anti-science legislation to preventing efforts to put our public forests and lands up for sale, we work with our member groups to protect Michigan’s outdoor heritage.
Our conservation work extends beyond forests and wild spaces and into communities. We encourage local and state investments in parks, waterfronts, and greenways so that the underserved and urban communities have access to natural spaces. Our sustainable agriculture program focuses on replacing outdated agricultural practices with reforms that encourage sustainable, diverse food production without polluting our waters or harming our climate and wildlife.