MARGUERITE GAHAGAN NATURE PRESERVE
Welcome to the Marguerite Gahagan Nature Preserve! Marguerite Gahagan Nature Preserve
is a non-profit organization run by volunteers and funded by its members, generous donors,
and the endowment left by Marguerite Gahagan herself. Her
former estate now serves as a public wildlife sanctuary and
is open to the community for hiking, biking, and
sightseeing. MGNP is dedicated to preserving Marguerite
Gahagan's legacy of outdoor appreciation and communication
by offering environmental education programs for area
students and communities. We host field trips, camps, and
guided tours for many schools and organizations in the area.
If you are interested in the preserve or its programs, use
the links above or contact us
for questions, requests, and scheduling.
Gahagan Open House
10/9/16, 1:00 pm - Gahagan Nature Preserve
Don't forget to stop by the Gahagan Open House on
October 9th! Everyone is welcome to visit with us at the cabin, and snacks and refreshments are provided. We will be honoring the
Roscommon Area Youth Booster Club for their years of support, and at 1:30, special guest
Dr. Thomas Gehring will be delivering an educational program regarding his studies on
wolf conservation in Michigan. Afterward, members of the
public are encouraged to sit in on the preserve's October
board meeting. Don't miss it!
||Pine Whispers: The
Biography and Writings of Marguerite Gahagan
Marguerite Mary Gahagan (June
22, 1907 – January 4, 1997) was an award-winning
journalist, author, and conservationist. She wrote,
edited and published The Northwoods Call,
a small weekly newspaper that quickly became an influential conservation
publication in the state of Michigan. Marguerite
took the approach of an investigative journalist
when reporting environmental issues around the
north woods of Michigan. She operated the paper
by herself for nearly 16 years, and her dedication to
conservation communications has been recognized by
Time Magazine, the National Wildlife Federation, and
the Association for Women in Communications. This
legacy continues on in the form of Marguerite
Gahagan Nature Preserve, located at Marguerite's
former estate in Roscommon, Michigan.
Buy a copy here! All book sales benefit MGNP's environmental education programs.
Did you know that MGNP provides environmental education for many of the schools in the surrounding counties? Did you know that the 60-acre preserve is open to the public for hiking, snowshoeing, birding and many other uses? Did you know we have an asphalt and boardwalk trail that is wheelchair friendly? It travels through woods and wetlands and along the beginnings of Tank Creek. Interested in learning and helping? Please join us!