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Northern Michigan Watersheds Receive Big Boost from Michigan DNR Grants

We are pleased to announce the award of two Michigan DNR Aquatic Habitat Grants to benefit northern Michigan watersheds ... More

Conserving the Beaver Island Archipelago

We are pleased to present the results of ecological restoration efforts led by CRA throughout the Beaver Island archipelago  ... More

Nature Change – Conversations About Conservation and Climate

What will our northern forests look like in the years ahead? Will the changing climate affect what grows to replace the lost trees? And how does this impact wildlife? These are topics many of us in Michigan are thinking and talking about. That’s why conservation nonprofits have banded together to launch Nature Change  ... More



In 1968, CRA was established with one goal - to preserve and protect northern Michigan’s waterways, wildlife, and forests for future generations.

CRA is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

We restore and protect over 700 miles of rivers, 5,000 miles of tributaries & diverse forests throughout 4 million acres in Northwest Lower Michigan.

Where Are Your HomeWaters?

CRA wants to know more about which rivers you call your HomeWaters. We love to send the latest news to the people who care most. Let us know which rivers you’re most interested in ... More

DNR advises caution to prevent spread of oak wilt disease

For most people, April 15 is the annual tax-filing deadline. For people like Roger Mech – and other forest health professionals – April 15 also marks the beginning of the yearly window when oak wilt can be transmitted from diseased to healthy red oak trees ... More


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All of us that live, play, work, or visit this beautiful corner of Michigan share a responsibility to care for our rivers, land, and wildlife. The simplest act to accomplish this is to support the good organizations that protect our natural resources. 


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Our partners and supporters, like you, are what really make a difference. Your support of our organization and projects are what make the biggest impact. We appreciate your investment. Together, we do great work. Thank you. 

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