Healthy Water. Protected Places. Vibrant Communities.

It is our mission at Huron Pines to conserve and restore Northern Michigan’s natural resources to ensure healthy water, protected places and vibrant communities. For over 45 years, our work across the forests, lakes and streams of Northern Michigan has helped improve economic, environmental, educational and recreational opportunities. When we engage people in conservation stewardship, we support sustainable, empowered communities rich with protected natural resources.


Through active leadership, exceptional project management and strategic partnerships at the federal, state and local level, Huron Pines influences strategy and vision for the future of conservation in Michigan while also executing on-the-ground projects with immediate impacts on environmental quality.


We currently employ 13 full-time staff who work with community members, nonprofit organizations and government agencies developing strategic programming that can scale across our region for maximum environmental impact.

Our service area covers 4.5 million acres. We work across 12 counties from I-75 to the Lake Huron coast and from the Saginaw Bay to the Mackinac Bridge. We understand that to protect the Great Lakes, we must set higher standards for conservation throughout the entire Great Lakes Basin.