Gaining Ground

Wyoming

1,537,534

Acres Protected

That’s about 1,164,798 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.

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

Active Land Trusts

4

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

4

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

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Accredited Land Trusts

2

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

Learn about land trust accreditation

People

  • 1,105

  • 375

  • 23

  • 6

  • 47

Land Trust Longevity

  • 42 years old (1980)

  • 16 years old (2006)

  • 31 years old

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

33%

Percent of Land Trusts Receiving Funding to Address Climate Change

0%

Land Protected

There has been a 26% increase in Wyoming land protected by land trusts since 2010.

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

2010
2015
2020
Total acres protected
1,218,202
1,442,663
1,537,534
+26%
Under easement
482,009
671,091
766,077
+59%
Owned
40,892
41,521
36,855
0%
Acquired and reconveyed
48,935
51,282
35,142
0%
Protected by other means
646,367
683,914
699,461
+8%

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

98%

Source: 2020 National Land Trust Census

Total Public Funding for Conservation From 1998-2017

$225 million

Source: Trust for Public Land's Conservation Almanac

Acres of Land Lost to Development From 2012-2017

12,600

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

Wyoming land trusts are gaining ground.

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

  • Conserving wildlife habitat: In Wyoming, land trusts like Jackson Hole Land Trust and Green River Valley Land Trust worked with willing landowners to conserve land that serves as wildlife corridors for species such as the pronghorn, the greater sage-grouse, mule deer and more.

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  • Saving family farms and ranches: The accredited Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust created a short film to highlight how conservation easement projects have protected agricultural lands, homes for wildlife and open spaces.

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  • Providing access to land for all: The accredited Jackson Hole Land Trust and Rendezvous Lands Conservancy partnered to create Rendezvous Park, in Jackson, Wyoming, on the banks of the Snake River. “R Park” is a 40-acre park for all to use — a free, easily accessible open space in which the whole community can experience nature, find inspiration and discover the benefits that a natural setting provides.

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Land Trusts Working in Wyoming

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