Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy
The Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy conserves natural land and open space -- including forests, wetlands, meadows, agricultural lands, and places of scenic beauty -- to provide habitat for wildlife and to enrich the lives of people.

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Nature Preserves in Macomb County
Chesterfield Nature Preserve

Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy
Chesterfield Township, Macomb County, Michigan
Year / Acres:
2006 / 76 acres
This preserve is open to public every day between sunrise and sunset. (Note: Due to security concerns surrounding Selfridge Air Base, public visitation to the property is monitored and requires entry through the adjoining Township Park adjacent to the north side of the property.)
46000 Sugarbush Rd., Chesterfield, MI 48047 (park at Chesterfield Townshp Youth Center about 1/2 mile south of 21 Mile Road)

The SMLC received this property near Selfridge Air Base, northeast of Mount Clemens, as a land donation. The property is located immediately north of the Air Base and adjoins a Township park on its north boundary. The land lies within 1/2 mile of Lake St. Clair and consists primarily of forested wetlands with some open field and brush habitats.

The land, owned by Avis L.L.C., a development firm based out of Ann Arbor, had long been planned to be developed, but the amount of wetlands and proximity to an airport runway precluded intensive development. Thanks to the generosity of the people of Avis L.L.C., this land will always serve as home to great variety of resident and migratory wildlife, and the residents of Chesterfield Township will also benefit from the preservation of this green oasis near the shores of Lake St. Clair.

Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy  |  8383 Vreeland Road, Superior Township, MI 48198  |  (734) 484-6565
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