What is a Land Trust?

What is a Land Trust?

A LAND TRUST is a private, non-profit organization that protects land and water for conservation, agricultural, open space, natural, cultural and/or community values.
Land trusts protect land by acquiring and managing land or by holding conservation easements. Land trusts actively work to conserve land and water through stewardship and restoration or by managing conservation easements.

In addition, some land trusts assist other non-profit organizations and government agencies in protecting land, advocate for conservation policy, offer education and outreach programs, or provide technical assistance to landowners.

Land trusts are vital partners in their communities.

The Missouri Land Trust Coalition (MLTC), an unincorporated association of land trusts and their partners across Missouri.

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