Who We Are

Frenchman Bay Conservancy is a nationally accredited, nonprofit, land conservation organization. Now in our 31st year of operation, we have protected over 7,000 acres in 12 towns and townships, through conservation easements or FBC-owned preserves. Our conserved lands protect a broad variety of ecosystems and traditional land uses, including forest, wetlands, coastline, mountains, an organic farm, a working woodlot, blueberry fields, and waterfront along a wild and scenic river. Frenchman Bay Conservancy maintains more than 25 miles of year-round public access hiking trails for nature observation, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and hunting. We protect access for the public to enjoy scenic vistas, sandy beaches, rocky coastlines and mudflats for recreation and commercial access including clam and worm harvesting.

Mission Statement
Frenchman Bay Conservancy conserves distinctive ecosystems, lands, and waters for the benefit of all, from the Union River and Frenchman Bay watersheds east to the Hancock County line.


Photo credit Debbie Stahre