With the United States losing almost two million acres of farms, forests and open spaces each year to land development, the time to save our natural heritage is now.
The quality of our lives is greatly impacted by the quality of our natural environments and the plants and animals that need them to survive. Thankfully land trusts work to protect and preserve our country's natural heritage for generations to come.
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What are Land Trusts?
Indiana Land Trusts
The following link lists land trusts operating in Indiana: Indiana Land Protection Alliance (ILPA)
Contact information, including websites if applicable, is included if you are interested in donating or volunteering.
What are RC&Ds?
RC&D stands for Resource Conservation and Development. RC&Ds are quite different than land trusts, but some do act as a land trust. RC&Ds are led by a local council of elected volunteers. This council will work with local governments to plan and carry out resource conservation and community development projects that will improve their town and make it a better place to live. These projects are geared to help the community become more sustainable by utilizing good land management practices and conserving natural resources.