Saving the places people love — together
People need the land for our health and well-being. But, across America, land is vanishing quickly. In response, people are working with land trusts to save the places they care about — fields, farms, forests, parks and trails near home. Their success gives us hope. Land trusts now protect more than two million acres every year.
In 1982, land trusts created the Land Trust Alliance to strengthen this nationwide movement. Our work allows the nation’s 1,700 land trusts to protect more land, protect it well, and protect it forever.
Your gift to the Alliance supports conservation across America. It protects habitats where wild plants and animals can thrive. It brings health, wonder and beauty to millions of lives. It gives people experiences they will never forget: a child exploring a clear stream, a family enjoying a picnic, a grandfather teaching the quiet art of fishing, a farmer growing fresh food for her neighbors.
How we strengthen America’s land trusts
Working together, the Alliance and our partners have already:
- Convinced Congress to strengthen tax incentives for conservation easements.
- Created a national accreditation program to improve quality and preserve public trust.
- Established a national university of land conservation with a 15-course core curriculum, an online learning center and more than 300 workshops each year.
The Alliance’s work to connect and strengthen America’s land trusts has helped to double the pace of conservation since our founding.
Today, land trusts face new and serious challenges. These include the potential loss of tax incentives for conservation, legal battles over protected land, continuing rapid development and the impacts of climate change. The Alliance is helping land trusts rise to meet these challenges so they can continue their success, saving the places that people love.
As we strengthen land trusts throughout America, we are pursuing three strategic goals. We invite you to explore our strategy for making land conservation:
- Faster — Increase the pace of land conservation
- Better — Improve the quality of land conservation
- Lasting — Ensure the permanence of land conservation
Thank you for your support!