Every 30 seconds, we lose a football field of natural land to unplanned development.

From neighborhood parks and community gardens to vast mountains, forests and working family farms and ranches, land trusts conserve the places we need and love by partnering with willing landowners across the country who wish to permanently protect their land for future generations.

Every acre we conserve means less carbon in the air we breathe, healthier soil for our crops, cleaner water in our taps, protected habitat for plants and animals, and access to natural areas where we can increase our fitness and decrease our stress.

What is a land trust?

Protect essential habitats, help communities thrive, create a healthier planet.

Land trusts help address some of society’s greatest challenges by:

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The power of land trusts

Thank you to our national Gaining Ground partners.