Founded in 1991, the Conservancy began as a standing committee of the Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy. In 2001, the Livingston Land Conservancy became its own private, non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization working to protect the natural heritage and rural character of the Greater Livingston County Area. The Conservancy protects land by way of ownership as nature preserves or through conservation easements, which are a legal agreement between a private landowner and a land conservancy that permanently limits development in order to preserve the conservation values while leaving the land in private ownership. LLC funds their land protection activities through tax deductible donations, gifts from corporations and foundations, and memberships.
To protect the natural heritage and rural character of the greater Livingston County area by preserving quality natural areas and productive farmland as well as to promote an appreciation and understanding of the environment for the long-term benefit of the public.