Find a Land Trust Near You

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Wisconsin’s land trusts operate in communities around the state. Their service areas range from a single watershed to a full county or multiple counties.  Select a county below to find a land trust working in your area.

If there are no land trusts listed for your county, select the "Statewide" button, which will show you the organizations that work throughout the state. 

If you would like to add your own land to the over 538,000 acres protected in the state, contact us or your local land trust.

Land Trusts

P.O. Box 824
Green Bay, WI 54305-0824
Contact:
Katie Johnson, Executive Director
(920) 328-3505   execdirector@bairdcreek.org
Purpose:

To protect and expand the Baird Creek Parkway and to enhance its value as an ecological, educational, and recreational resource for generations to come.

P.O. Box 205
Baraboo, WI 53913
Contact:
Todd Persche, Executive Director
(608) 355-7512   brange@baraboorange.org
Purpose:

The Baraboo Range Preservation Association (BRPA) will be the leading local organization dedicated to protecting the Baraboo Range.  Our membership will consist of people with passion for the Baraboo Range and its natural and aesthetic resources, and cultural traditions.  

By its work, BRPA will preserve for future generations irreplaceable scenery, unique geology, healthy plant and animal habitat, and a rich tradition of land stewardship cultivated by generations of local landowners and conservationists.

Contact:
Erika Lang, Conservation Director
Purpose:

The Bayfield Regional Conservancy was organized to benefit the general public through charitable, educational and scientific activities. The geographic area of focus for these activities includes Bayfield, Ashland, Sawyer and Douglas Counties. Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands are also included in the service area.

The MISSION of the Bayfield Regional Conservancy is to protect the natural lands, waters, forests, farms and places of scenic, historic, and spiritual value in Northwestern Wisconsin.

Our purpose is to SAVE LAND and to date the BRC has protected approximately 4,650 acres.

http://www.brcland.org/

Contact:
Suzi Zierten, Executive Director
Purpose:

The Caledonia Conservancy is committed to preserving land for the future.  We connect people to nature education, improving the quality of life through public access to equestrian and recreational trails.  We strive to build a sustainable community through stewardship, education and outreach partnerships with neighborhoods, schools, businesses and government.

https://www.caledoniaconservancy.org/

Contact:
Linda Mutschler, Executive Director
Purpose:

The Cedar Lakes Conservation Foundation (CLCF) is a land trust for the Cedar Lakes area in Washington County in Wisconsin. Our organization secures land to protect the natural landscape from development for perpetuity. Our focus is protecting the land area that encompasses the watersheds of our area lakes. The western edge of our watershed is sub-continental divide between the Mississippi Basin and the Great Lakes Basin. We think globally and act locally.

https://www.conservecedarlakes.org/

Contact:
Alison Sazama, President
Purpose:

The Chippewa County Land Conservancy is dedicated to preserving the scenic quality, rural character and natural landscape of Chippewa county.

http://www.chippewaconservancy.com/

Contact:
Carol Heinrich, President
Purpose:

Couderay Waters Regional Land Trust (CWRLT) is a nonprofit land conservation organization that works with landowners in northwestern Wisconsin to protect and preserve the natural resources of their property.  Areas of special interest include the Upper Chippewa, Namekagon, Flambeau, and Red Cedar watersheds.

https://couderaywaters.org/

Contact:
Phillip Foussard, President
Purpose:

For a good number of years the Deer Lake Conservancy, in conjunction with the Deer Lake Improvement Association,  has worked toward the preservation of Deer Lake and the surrounding land that contributes to the natural, scenic, recreational and productive value of the lake.  Many individual projects have been undertaken in an effort to help achieve this goal. 

http://www.deerlakewi.com/Conservancy.html

Contact:
Tom Clay, Executive Director
Purpose:

Since our inception in 1986, the Door County Land Trust has worked to preserve, maintain and enhance lands that contribute significantly to the scenic beauty, open space, and ecological integrity of Door County. In pursuit of this mission, we have earned a reputation as one of the Midwest’s premier conservation organizations. We have worked with scores of landowners to protect more than 7,000 acres of fields, forests, farmlands, orchards, wetlands and shoreline. We are a local, non-profit, non-governmental organization supported by more than 2,200 supporters who love Door County and share a concern for its future.

http://www.doorcountylandtrust.org/

Contact:
David Clutter, Executive Director
Purpose:

Driftless Area Land Conservancy's purpose is to maintain and enhance the health, diversity and beauty of Southwest Wisconsin's natural and agricultural landscape through permanent land protection and restoration, and improve people's lives by connecting them to the land and to each other.

http://driftlessconservancy.org/

Contact:
Sue Marx, President
Purpose:

The Drumlin Area Land Trust is a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to preserving rural and natural areas in the Drumlin Area of South-Central Wisconsin.  Drumlin Area Land Trust is locally based and works in the Dodge County- Jefferson County area.  The Land Trust is funded by memberships, donations and grants.  Our activities are run by volunteers.  Members of the Board of Directors and committees are community residents dedicated to land preservation.

http://www.drumlinarealandtrust.com/

Contact:
Steve Kass, Regional Director of Development
Purpose:

Ducks Unlimited is the world's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation.

DU got its start in 1937 during the Dust Bowl when North America's drought-plagued waterfowl populations had plunged to unprecedented lows. Determined not to sit idly by as the continent's waterfowl dwindled beyond recovery, a small group of sportsmen joined together to form an organization that became known as Ducks Unlimited. Its mission: habitat conservation.

http://www.ducks.org/

Contact:
Mike Carlson, Executive Director
Purpose:

Contact our office and we'll connect you with a Land Trust that can help you protect your land. Call us at 608.251.9131.

Contact:
Karen Yancey, Executive Director
Purpose:

The Geneva Lake Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of environmentally sensitive lands, open space and the unique character and quality of life of Walworth County, Wisconsin. Working with landowners, and government officials, the Conservancy advocates private and public land use and management decisions that assure responsible growth and protection of natural and historic resources.

http://genevalakeconservancy.org/

Contact:
Rose Phillips, Interim Director
Purpose:

Glacial Lakes is committed to permanent land protection through private landowner conservation, stewardship of its preserves and easements, advocacy, and community leadership.  GLC’s conservation work is made possible by the generosity of its members, donors and occasionally, grants.

http://www.glaciallakes.org/

Contact:
Bur Zeratsky, President
Purpose:

The Green Lake Conservancy is a community-based non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-deductible land trust that works to preserve, protect and enhance the aesthetic, ecological and recreational qualities of places that make the greater Big Green Lake Watershed special.

To achieve its preservation goals for Green Lake, the Conservancy identifies environmentally sensitive areas and works with landowners to:

  • Acquire qualifying natural areas, often in partnership with other organizations
  • Establish conservation easements that allow landowners to protect their land in perpetuity while they continue to hold title.

http://www.greenlakeconservancy.org/

Contact:
Neil Deupree, President
Purpose:

Green-Rock Audubon Society, Inc. was incorporated in 1991 as a Section 501 C (3) non-profit corporation and is a local chapter of the National Audubon Society. Between 2000 and 2004 we acquired a conservation easement and 250 acres of land so we are a land trust. In 2007 we began aggressively restoring our property.

The mission of Green-Rock Audubon Society, Inc. is to restore, preserve, and protect the environment for us and future generations through education, activism, and conservancy.

http://www.greenrockaudubon.org/

Contact:
Jim Welsh, Executive Director
Purpose:

Groundswell Conservancy protects our special places, in Dane County and the surrounding area, forever.

 

http://www.groundswellwisconsin.org/

Contact:
John Weber, Chairperson
Purpose:

Half Moon Lake, located in Polk County, Wisconsin, is home to many different varieties of panfish (bluegill, sunfish, black crappie, yellow perch, and rock bass) and sport fish (largemouth bass, walleye, and northern pike), which make it a popular destination for fishermen. Other recreational activities include boating, canoeing, swimming and water-skiing in summer and ice fishing and snowmobiling in the winter. The lake has one public beach and one public boat access, both located at the north west end..

The 35 acre Conservancy Property is located north of Half Moon where Harder Creek is upstream from the lake. The rustic trailhead is located on the south side of Dau Road, about 3/10th of a mile east of County Road G. 

https://www.halfmoonlake.net/

Contact:
Mike Wollmer, Executive Director & CEO
Purpose:

In collaboration with our many partners, we envision a premier, continuous, permanently protected Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Coursing through Wisconsin, the Trail is a place where all people can enjoy and embrace the unique natural landscapes and cultural histories of Wisconsin, while finding physical and mental renewal in a peaceful setting and an enduring spiritual connection to the land.

The mission of the Ice Age Trail Alliance is to create, support and protect a thousand-mile footpath tracing Ice Age formations across Wisconsin — the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.

http://www.iceagetrail.org/

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