We can all have better lives, stronger communities and a healthier planet by making sure that our beautiful, open spaces stay beautiful and open.

Every piece of natural land that we protect means less carbon dioxide being pumped into the air we breathe, healthier soil for our crops, cleaner water from our taps, and more protected habitats for plants and wildlife.

And land trusts are working to ensure that everyone has access to natural areas, close to home. Places where children can play, friends can connect and people can find calm from a stressful day.

The power of land trusts.

From working ranches to neighborhood parks to vast forests, land trusts partner with landowners to conserve land forever. And when communities come together to support land trusts, their local actions can have global impacts.