About Land Trusts

Land Trusts are nonprofit organizations that work to protect and preserve our natural environment for future generations. They protect our clean water and air resources, support economies through local tourism, forestry, and agriculture. And they provide habitat for plants and animals.

Wisconsin is lucky to have more than 50 fifty land trusts making a real difference in communities across the state. Gathering Waters works to ensure land trusts have the tools, expertise, and resources to be strong and effective organizations. We advocate for public conservation policies, and work to ensure Wisconsin’s communities understand the benefits of supporting their land trusts. Photo courtesy of B. Clay Shannon

Find a Local Land Trust

Wisconsin's land trusts operate in almost every county throughout the state. This interactive map will help you find your local land trust.

Land Trust FAQ

Answers to common questions about voluntary, lasting land conservation.

Conservation Options for Landowners

Would you like to see your land protected forever? The information on these pages will introduce you to options for private, voluntary land conservation.

Land Trust Jobs

A listing of jobs in land trust related fields.

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