Conserving private land is the key to addressing society’s most challenging issues — from habitat loss and the climate crisis to social inequities and rising health problems.

It strengthens local communities and is our nation’s best and perhaps only hope for securing the critical public benefits provided by natural and working lands, such as clean water and air, habitat for plants and animals and healthy, local food.

Landowners are at the heart of making it all possible.

Learn why landowners make the decision to conserve their land.

Want to conserve your land?

As a landowner contemplating conserving your land, there are many considerations and benefits

Your local land trust can help answer your questions and guide you through the process of protecting your land. As you make decisions, you should also consult with your own qualified, independent legal and financial advisors. And, of course, it’s important to talk these decisions through with all family members who will be affected.