A Focus on Conservation and Stewardship

Land trusts or land conservation societies are non-profit, charitable organizations dedicated to conserving land. They have expertise in legal conservation tools, land health assessment, and conservation and stewardship techniques.

Land trusts help landowners, including governments, meet their conservation goals.

All land trust projects are voluntary. They are usually initiated by owners looking for help to conserve some or all of their land. Occasionally land trusts will reach out to landowners but the landowners decide whether they want to work with the land trust.

As charities land trusts are funded through donations from individuals and grants from government, foundations, or corporations.