What Is a Land Trust?

A land trust is a nonprofit organization that, as all or part of its mission, actively works to conserve land by undertaking or assisting in land or conservation easement acquisition, or by its stewardship of such land or easements. Land trusts work with landowners and the community to conserve land by accepting donations of land, purchasing land, negotiating private, voluntary conservation agreements on land, and stewarding conserved land through the generations to come.

The Wolf River Conservancy is a land trust which works to protect land within the Wolf River watershed in west Tennessee. Conserving Wolf River lands helps to guide development away from critical aquifer recharge areas and protect sensitive habitats for future generations to enjoy.