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 and natural resources by acquiring and managing land or by holding conservation easements. Land trusts actively work to conserve Missouri land and water resources through best conservation and restoration practices or by managing conservation easements.

In addition, land trusts partner with other non-profit organizations and government agencies to protect 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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