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About Land Conservancies or Land Trusts

A land conservancy or land trust is a private nonprofit organization that promotes and utilizes a variety of tools to help citizens and communities accomplish their land protection objectives. Land trusts demonstrate public interest in the goals of preserving open space, rural lands, and natural features.

The history of land trusts dates back more than 100 years; today there are more than 1,700 land conservancies throughout the country.

Some statistics about Land Trusts:

To find out about other land trusts, visit The Land Trust Alliance’s Web site awww.landtrustalliance.org.

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