is a land trust?
A land trust is a non-profit conservation organization that directly protects land and resources in their community. A land trust purchases or accepts donations of land or conservation easements from private landowners. Properties protected by land trusts benefit the public by providing natural, scenic, recreational value. Land trusts may also work to preserve productive farmland and other significant open spaces.
Over 1200 land trusts are active protecting land in the United States. All together, land trusts have protected 4.7 million acres of land as natural areas, wild and scenic place, working farms and forests and recreational trails and parks.
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