• Alliance Member

Clifftop's mission is to partner landholders, communities and other governmental and non-governmental organizations to focus on conserving, preserving and protecting the Mississippi River bluff lands in Monroe, Randolph, and St. Clair Counties, Illinois. We stand to increase public education about the bluff lands, improve stewardship practices to maintain and enhance wildlife habitat, permanently protect land, and help implement existing conservation programs.

Land Protected



  • 2009

  • Yes

  • 300

  • 30

  • 11


Land trusts with public trails for guided or individual hikes, walks, biking and more.

Public Access

Land trusts that welcome visitors for activities such as walking, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, birding and more.

Volunteer Opportunities

Land trusts with volunteer opportunities, such as trail maintenance, clean ups, administrative duties, giving tours and more.

Conservation Priorities

Land trusts that protect forested lands for habitat preservation, sequestering carbon, sustainable timber, conserving wilderness and more.

Wildlife Habitat

Land trusts that protect habitat for plants and animals, such as wildlife corridors, breeding grounds and habitats for endangered species.

Land Trust Alliance

The Land Trust Alliance powers our nearly 1,000 member land trusts to permanently protect and conserve the land we need and love, ensuring it will be there for today and tomorrow.