Membership Presentation from ACRES Land Trust:
The Indiana Land Protection Alliance (ILPA) is a collaboration of land conservation organizations working around the state of Indiana. ILPA members meet quarterly and strive to improve the effectiveness of land protection efforts by land trusts and their partners.
Collectively, the local land trusts in Indiana have protected more than 20,500 acres (2005 Land Trust Alliance Survey) of natural habitat, working lands (farms and forests) and other special areas. Permanent protection of natural areas enhances the quality of life in the state by protecting air and water quality, providing sites for environmental education and creating recreational opportunities (e.g., hiking and canoeing). Protection of agricultural lands helps to provide food and fiber for our growing population, strengthens our economy, and maintains open space for scenic views of our Hoosier landscape.
Our mission is to increase the pace and quality of land protection in Indiana by enhancing the capacity of Indiana's land conservation community.
Our vision of Indiana contains abundant scenic and productive landscapes, diverse natural resources, and enhanced quality of life served by effective land conservation organizations.
President - Cliff Chapman (Executive Director at the Central Indiana Land Trust)
Secretary - Reta Rutledge (Past President of the Central Indiana Land Trust)
Treasurer - Jon Seymour (President of Oxbow, Inc.)
Joe Tutterrow (Land Protection Manager for The Nature Conservancy in Indiana)
Jason Kissel (Executive Director of ACRES Land Trust)
The Nature Conservancy and ILPA
The Indiana Land Protection Alliance is grateful for the support and assistance in website development and maintenance provided by The Nature Conservancy's Indiana Chapter.
We hope that this partnership furthers the mission of both organizations and serves the citizens of Indiana by protecting and managing lands for public benefit.