Plant and animal populations are plummeting. Approximately one million of Earth’s animal and plant species are threatened with extinction, many within decades — more than ever before in human history.
At this moment, more than a third of our country’s species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades.
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.
When it comes to saving biodiversity, preserving land is a vital tool enriched by a strong scientific foundation, a variety of funding sources and partnerships. Land trusts are using science to prioritize areas that provide clean water and ample food sources, and corridors that connect natural areas, to support healthy ecosystems and biodiversity throughout the country.
Together, we are gaining ground.
Learn how land trusts across the country are gaining ground.
There is still a chance for us to conserve, restore and use nature sustainably, but only through transformative change.
Right now, there is neither the political will nor the funding for the federal government to purchase hundreds of millions of acres of land to reach the 30x30 goal. With 60% of all U.S. land privately owned, we must empower private landowners to conserve their natural and working lands at a much greater pace and scale. Land trusts make that happen.
Making progress on today’s challenges might seem out of reach for one individual. Supporting your local land trust is an easy and tangible way to have a positive impact as part of a larger team.
Join us in ensuring that we can protect land and waters that are key to supporting the life cycles of our nation’s plants and animals.Make a lasting impact