Margaret A. (Peg) Kohring

Midwest Regional Director, Conservation Acquisition 


Peg KohringPeg has 35 years expertise in nonprofit management, land protection and stewardship. Recent project development includes forest interior bird mitigation in 10 states and Green Infrastructure implementation. Her vast experience includes 14 years building the Milwaukee Greenseams Program, 10 years purchasing easements for the Ann Arbor Greenbelt and 10 years with the Michigan Department of Agriculture’s Purchase of Development Program. Previously, she worked for the Agency for International Development in Guatemala and as The Nature Conservancy’s Minnesota State Director.

Peg holds an M.S. in Botany and a  B.S. in Natural Resource Management from Michigan State University. She is the co-author of the LTA book, Selling and Transferring Land and Conservation Easements.

Contact: pkohring@conservationfund.org  269-426-8825

Featured Projects

Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest and State Wildlife Area

Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest and State Wildlife Area

The establishment of Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest in 2010 is a great example of the Fund’s ongoing effort to conserve...
Tackling Food Deserts in Michigan

Tackling Food Deserts in Michigan

What are you having for dinner? Imagine trying to answer that question if you couldn’t get to a grocery...
Lake Michigan Beach Clean Up Goes to the Dogs

Lake Michigan Beach Clean Up Goes to the Dogs

The white-sand beaches and charming Lake Michigan communities in southwest Michigan known as Harbor Country are popular weekend getaway...

More Projects

Managing Mitigation Funds to Conserve Bird Habitat

Managing Mitigation Funds to Conserve Bird Habitat

As America’s demand for energy grows, providers are making major new investments in infrastructure. The emerging Rockies Express Pipeline...
Ice Age National Scenic Trail

Ice Age National Scenic Trail

Glaciers may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Wisconsin, but consider this:...
Copperhead Hollow State Wildlife Area Project

Copperhead Hollow State Wildlife Area Project

Warblers, wood thrushes and whip-poor-wills migrating through Illinois gained more room to stretch their wings, thanks to the efforts...
Conservation Efforts in Detroit

Conservation Efforts in Detroit

With a generation of young adults leaving in droves to find work, population decline is a serious issue with far-reaching consequences...
Blue Top Farms

Blue Top Farms

We started 2010 by preserving two tracts of prime grassland habitat—totaling more than 880 acres— adjacent to the Buena...