Private land conservation can help solve many of the major challenges facing today's society. Supporting land trusts is one way you can make a difference for the land.
With every acre of land lost to poorly planned development, we diminish our connection to nature, wipe out family farms, destroy valuable wildlife habitats and rob future generations of access to nature.
The challenges facing our planet can seem too big for any one person: wildfire and extreme weather events, polluted air and water, rising seas, fractured communities and habitat loss for plants and animals. But it’s not too late to act now.
Privately-owned land makes up 60% of the United States, but only 3% of it is protected for conservation. Land trusts work with voluntary private land owners to find the best way to conserve their land forever. Private land conservation is: