Conservation Resource Alliance

Conservation Resource Alliance (CRA) is a private, not-for-profit corporation committed to "sensible stewardship of the land." Established in 1968 as part of a nationwide network of Resource Conservation and Development Councils, the organization serves a 13-county area in northwest lower Michigan.

Staffed with wildlife biologists, fisheries biologists, engineers and field technicians, CRA works with landowners to plan, locate funding options, cut through red tape, and implement programs to enhance the habitat value and beauty of the region.

CRA is known for its collaborative land-use solutions among private landowners, government agencies and commercial businesses. The intent of CRA is not to litigate to prevent development, but to foster locally-driven solutions that will preserve or develop land in a positive manner for all parties involved. Instead of promoting further regulations or lawsuits, our aim is to foster partnerships in order to understand consequences, alter behavior, and create win-win cooperative efforts.

Contact Conservation Resource Alliance

10850 Traverse Highway, Suite 1180
Traverse City, Michigan  49684
Phone: (231) 946-6817
Fax: (231) 947-5441


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Antrim County, Michigan
  • Benzie County, Michigan
  • Charlevoix County, Michigan
  • Emmet County, Michigan
  • Grand Traverse County, Michigan
  • Kalkaska County, Michigan
  • Lake County, Michigan
  • Leelanau County, Michigan
  • Manistee County, Michigan
  • Mason County, Michigan
  • Missaukee County, Michigan
  • Osceola County, Michigan
  • Wexford County, Michigan

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