Big or small, Indiana land trusts increasingly are meeting the needs of their communities through partnerships, engagement and outreach.
That’s about 120,454 football fields!
Indiana land trusts are community-led and supported and protect lands and waters that help the entire state.
62 years old (1960)
12 years old (2010)
28 years old
Acre by acre, land trusts are helping to conserve Indiana lands, waters and ways of life.
Disclaimer: Land trusts conserve land in many different ways and every project is unique. Category totals may change depending on how acres are reported by survey respondents to reflect the most current data and minimize double-counting. In some instances, the total may be greater than the sum of the separate categories due to organizations that provided total acres not broken down by category.
This information reflects data collected in the National Land Trust Census, the longest-running comprehensive survey of private land conservation in America. Learn more about the Census and see which land trusts participated in the 2020 National Land Trust Census.
Land trusts across the state are helping find solutions to some of Indiana's most pressing issues.
Conserving wildlife habitat: The accredited Central Indiana Land Trust discovered a new spider on a land trust property while participating in a bioblitz to inventory plants, animals and fungi. The tiny spider, tentatively named Orenoetides sp., is only one of several new and endangered species recently found living in the southwest Johnson County area.Read more
Providing access to land for all: The accredited Sycamore Land Trust is bringing exploration, curiosity and nature play into kids' school days. Staff come to schools to lead hikes, hands-on demonstrations and multidisciplinary lessons for about 3,000 students yearly.Read more
Land Trust Alliance member land trusts, listed below, commit to adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices as their guiding principles.