Our Partners

Indiana Land Protection Alliance (ILPA)

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, as of the end of 2012, the local land trusts in Indiana have protected more than 39,000 acres 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

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

Our vision of Indiana contains abundant scenic and productive landscapes, diverse natural resources, and enhanced quality of life served by effective land conservation organizations.

Steering Committee

President - Cliff Chapman (Executive Director, Central Indiana Land Trust)

Secretary - Joe Tutterrow (Director of Protection, The Nature Conservancy)

Treasurer - Jon Seymour (President, Oxbow, Inc.)

Jason Kissel (Executive Director, ACRES Land Trust)


The Land Trust Alliance would like to make you aware  of a change to the submittal on Form 990-N.  If you have questions, please direct to
Leslie Ratley-Beach at  lrbeach@lta.org or Carolyn Waldron cwaldron@lta.org

Postcard Form 990-N e-file required:
The Internal Revenue Service announced that as of February 29, Form 990-N electronic submissions must be submitted via IRS.gov instead of the Urban Institute's website. A short, one-time registration will be required before an organization can begin submitting via the new system. Form 990-N only applies to charities with net annual receipts of less than $50,000.

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.


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