Land trusts give people a way to protect the land they love, close to home. And they can do great things because of the people who get involved.
There are 1,700 land trusts at work across America — many very local, others with a wider scope. Find a land trust near you and get involved.
Join an Event
Look for land trust events in your community, whether that’s an outdoor adventure, a volunteer day, or a social gathering. Events are a great way to get to know your land trust and get connected.
Become a Member
Together, America’s land trusts represent five million members. These people support the land trust financially at whatever level is right for them. As members, they get news and invites, so they can participate in the work of conservation. Most land trusts also have mailing lists that you can join for free, if you want to get updates.
Land trusts can do so much more with the support of volunteers! Check with your local land trust for opportunities. Some volunteers join in outdoor workdays. Others help with programs or events. Some offer special skills — for example, leading a workshop or providing photography.
Find a Job
Put your skills to work saving land! Check out our Land Trust Job Board to explore career opportunities in conservation.
Serve on the Board
Land trusts are governed by volunteer Boards of Directors. Board members are essential to every land trust’s success — using their insights, expertise, and community connections to advance the land trust’s mission.