• Alliance Member

For over 30 years, the organization has been an advocate and partner for the protection of important places and the development of solutions that balance conservation strategies with economic sustainability and human well-being. We believe that all people in southwestern Illinois should have clean air and water, places for nature to thrive, healthy food, and high-quality outdoor experiences.

Land Protected



  • 1989

  • 1998

  • Yes

  • 7

  • 539

  • 25

  • 12


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
Agricultural Land

Land trusts that protect farms and ranches to ensure sustainable food and secure agricultural ways of life.


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.