The Mackinac Center for Public Policy invited a variety of conservation experts to participate in a policy workshop. During the one-day meeting, workshop participants were each given a block of time to present their views on private conservation in the state of Michigan. Each described the strengths, opportunities, aspirations, and results they saw
from their personal and sector perspective.
In the meeting, participants were encouraged to leverage individual decision-making, private property rights and voluntary trade to improve conservation in the state. Further
discussion and interaction helped to clarify and prioritize incentives involved with conserving natural areas.
This report summarizes the policy recommendations discussed at this workshop.