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The Livingston Land Conservancy
P.O. Box 236
Brighton, MI 48116-0236
(810) 229-3290

About LLC

Founded in 1991, the Conservancy began as a standing committee of Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy. The Livingston Land Conservancy is now a private, non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization working to protect the natural heritage and rural character of the Greater Livingston County Area. In recent years, the fastest growing means of protecting land has been through the use of conservation easements, a legal agreement between a private landowner and a land trust that permanently limits the scope and type of development while leaving the land in private ownership. LLC funds their land protection activities through private donations, gifts from corporations and foundations, and memberships. Download a current version of our bylaws.

Board of Directors - 2014-2015
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Roy Schwarz, PhD - President
Marion Township
B.S. in Biology – Marietta College
M.S. in Biology – Fairleigh Dickinson University
PhD in Pharmacology – Ohio State University
Has worked extensively in the field of pharmaceutical research with Parke-Davis and then Pfizer.  His research has been widely published.  He currently serves as an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Pharmacy at U of M and also teaches Biology at Schoolcraft College.  He enjoys photography, nature/wildlife, and sports.

Gary Edwards - Treasurer
Tyrone Township
B.S. Mechanical Engineering – GMI (Kettering)
M.B.A Operations Research - University of Michigan
Retired in 2008 from GM as Director of Advanced Vehicle Development.  Has taken the course work in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes as well as the Green Realtor course through the Nat. Assoc. of Realtors. Part-time realtor at Crystal Mountain Resort and also serves on two homeowners associations at the resort. Enjoys water and snow skiing, tennis and exploring nature.

Dennis R. Dawson - Vice President and Secretary
Hartland Township
B.A. in History—Duke University,
 J.D.—Wayne State University Law School
Retired in 2011 as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of DENSO International America, Inc. and as President of DENSO North America Foundation with responsibility for   Legal; Human Resources; Environmental, Safety, and Health; External Affairs; and Corporate Communication departments.   Previously employed as corporate counsel for Holnam, Inc.; Tecumseh Products Company; Meijer, Inc.; and Amway Corporation.  Also currently serves on Eastern Michigan University College of Business International Business Advisory Committee and as a trustee of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (Michigan Chapter).  Enjoys boating, kayaking and otherwise being on and around the water.

Barbara Krueger
Hartland Township
Barbara Krueger was an early LLC Board member.  A former elementary school teacher, she was on the art fair circuit selling her original stained glass pieces before returning to EMU; in 1995 she graduated with a MS in historic preservation.  She is a past president of the Hartland Area Historical Society, and active in Hartland Community Council. Barbara is the Director of the Michigan Stained Glass Census organized under the auspices of Michigan State University Museum; as the director/volunteer, on a daily basis, she coordinates an online discussion site about stained glass. She is a founding member of American Glass Guild, and a coauthor of the recent book, Detroit’s Historic Houses of Worship which was one of the 2013 Michigan Notable Books.  She gives presentations which include information specific to Detroit churches.