Healthy Water. Protected Places. Vibrant Communities.

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Huron Pines is a nonprofit organization established in 1973 to protect, restore and conserve Michigan’s natural resources. Our work across Northeast Michigan’s forests, lakes and streams improves economic, environmental, educational and recreational opportunities in communities throughout our region.


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 12 full-time ecologists, geographers, biologists and environmental educators 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.