What is a Land Trust
Land trusts are typically nonprofit corporations organized under Section 501(c)( 3) of the Internal Revenue Code to protect land for its natural, historic, recreation or scenic value. Most land trusts are small organizations – usually with few staff, supported by a volunteer board of directors. Today there are nearly 1,500 land trusts in the United States, many of which were established within the last 15 years to respond to landscapes disappearing to urban sprawl, protecting over 2.7 million acres.
How We Work
The Trust is part of a growing movement of land trusts across the nation, which take an entrepreneurial approach to protecting the land. We work with willing landowners, municipalities and other organizations to protect resources through donated or purchased conservation easements. Due to our small size, expertise and a talented board of directors, the Trust can expeditiously pursue protection opportunities that may be more difficult for larger organizations or agencies.