Gaining Ground

Nevada

2,999,013

Acres Protected

That’s about 2,271,980 football fields!

Land trusts have already conserved 61 million acres of private land across the nation — more than all of the national parks combined. Help us conserve another 60 million acres by the end of the decade.

Together, let’s keep Gaining Ground.

Demographics

Every land trust is as unique as the community it serves.

Nevada land trusts are community-led and supported and protect lands and waters that help the entire state.

Active Land Trusts

2

A land trust is a nonprofit that conserves land by acquiring and stewarding land or conservation easements.

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Alliance Member Land Trusts

1

Land Trust Alliance members commit to adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices as their guiding principles.

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Accredited Land Trusts

1

Accredited land trusts undergo a thorough review of their practices in governance, finance, transactions and stewardship.

Learn about land trust accreditation

People

  • 150

  • 2

  • 4

  • 2

  • 16

Land Trust Longevity

  • 24 years old (1998)

  • 17 years old (2005)

  • 21 years old

Percent of Land Trusts Who Increased Focus on Climate Change in the Last Five Years

100%

Percent of Land Trusts Receiving Funding to Address Climate Change

100%

Land Protected

There has been a 106% increase in Nevada land protected by land trusts since 2010.

Acre by acre, land trusts are helping to conserve Nevada lands, waters and ways of life.

2010
2015
2020
Total acres protected
1,459,181
2,721,865
2,999,013
+106%
Under easement
12,264
18,839
23,550
+92%
Owned
25,101
25,895
26,589
+6%
Acquired and reconveyed
61,180
102,188
166,036
+171%
Protected by other means
1,360,636
2,510,813
2,782,838
+105%

Disclaimer: Land trusts conserve land in many different ways and every project is unique. Category totals may change depending on how acres are reported by survey respondents to reflect the most current data and minimize double-counting. In some instances, the total may be greater than the sum of the separate categories due to organizations that provided total acres not broken down by category.

Percent of Land Owned and Under Easement Held by an Accredited Land Trust

88%

Source: 2020 National Land Trust Census

Total Public Funding for Conservation From 1998-2017

$427 million

Source: Trust for Public Land's Conservation Almanac

Acres of Land Lost to Development From 2012-2017

28,700

Source: NRCS - Natural Resources Inventory

This information reflects data collected in the National Land Trust Census, the longest-running comprehensive survey of private land conservation in America. Learn more about the Census and see which land trusts participated in the 2020 National Land Trust Census.

Making a Difference

Nevada land trusts are gaining ground.

Land trusts across the state are helping find solutions to some of Nevada's most pressing issues.

  • Conserving wildlife habitat: The accredited Eastern Sierra Land Trust is spearheading a partnership with 10 organizations that created the "Livestock in Harmony with Bi-State Sage-Grouse" project, which has helped keep the sage-grouse off the Endangered Species List.

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  • Protecting family ranches: The accredited Nevada Land Trust permanently protected important piece of American history in Churchill County is preserved with the permanent protection of the Cushman-Corkill Ranch of Fallon. Family members sought a conservation easement to preserve the property as a working ranch and to protect it from development.

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Land Trusts Working in Nevada

Land Trust Alliance member land trusts, listed below, commit to adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices as their guiding principles.