Indiana Land Trusts
101 Lakes Trust
Mission: To protect and enhance Steuben County’s natural and built environment of lakes, rolling hills, streams, and neighborhoods: to stimulate and support a sense of community through conservation, management, education, and research.
ACRES Land Trust
Founded in 1960, ACRES Land Trust is Indiana’s oldest land trust and is dedicated to owning and protecting natural and working lands, inspiring people to value, appreciate and support these places for the benefit of all – today and forever. Thanks to member and volunteer support, the group offers trail systems for public enjoyment at many of its preserves.
Archaeological Research Institute
The Archaeological Research Institute (ARI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Lawrenceburg, IN.
Under the guidance of ARI’s team of archaeologists our visitors, interns, volunteers, and students of all ages have unique hands-on opportunities to explore our region’s rich history. We invite everyone to join us in exploring local archaeological sites, help us in our quest to preserve at-risk sites, collaborate with us in research, and support our mission to provide accessible, inclusive, and innovative approaches to educational programming.
Blue Heron Ministries
Blue Heron Ministries (BHM) is a non-profit land conservation organization based in Angola, Indiana. We provide opportunities to apply the hands-on craft of ecological restoration to steward God’s creation within the context of community. BHM serves patrons in northern Indiana and southern Michigan. Our sanctuaries are located in Steuben County, IN.
George Rogers Clark Land Trust
The mission of George Rogers Clark Land Trust is to preserve and protect the working lands and rural character of Southeastern Indiana for now and into the future. We help landowners in Southern Indiana protect their working and natural lands though easements and other means.
Indiana Karst Conservancy
The Indiana Karst Conservancy (IKC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the active conservation and preservation of caves and karst features primarily in the two southern Indiana karst regions, encompassing 18 counties. The IKC is Indiana’s only land trust whose primary mission is preservation of caves and karst in Indiana. The Conservancy encourages research and promotes education related to karst and its proper, environmentally compatible use.
La Porte County Conservation Trust
The La Porte County Conservation Trust, Inc., (LPCCT) is a privately organized membership organization controlled by a volunteer board of local citizens. The LPCCT is dedicated solely to maintaining, preserving, and protecting the natural resources and biodiversity of La Porte County, Indiana.
Mud Creek Conservancy
The Mud Creek Conservancy (MCC), a non-profit land trust, is dedicated to conserving, restoring, and protecting natural areas in the Mud Creek Watershed, located in Marion, Hamilton and Madison Counties in Indiana through land protection initiatives, community outreach and environmental education.
Ouabache Land Conservancy
To protect and restore land in west-central Indiana by providing habitat for native species, maintaining natural scenic beauty, and improving water and air quality, while offering education and enhancing the quality of life in our communities for future generations.
Oxbow’s mission is to protect and improve the Oxbow floodplain (also known as Horseshoe Bottoms) in southeast Indiana and southwest Ohio. We work to establish productive habitat at the confluence of the Great Miami and Ohio Rivers that provides breeding sites, shelter, food, and resting places for the thousands of species that thrive in the floodplain, as well as preventing development.
Sycamore Land Trust
Sycamore Land Trust is a membership-based nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1990 with a mission to preserve the beauty, health, and diversity of southern Indiana’s natural landscape through strategic land conservation and environmental education. We protect more than 10,400 acres and serve 26 counties.
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is one of the leading global conservation organizations, working to create a world where people and nature can thrive. Since 1959, The Nature Conservancy in Indiana has helped to protect more than 100,000 acres of forests, wetlands, prairies, lakes and streams and maintains more than 70 nature preserves across the state.
Three Valley Conservation Trust
The mission of Three Valley Conservation Trust is to conserve natural habitats, waterways and agricultural lands in Southwestern Ohio, for the benefit of present and future generations, through partnerships with people and communities.
Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation
The Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation (WACF) is a local public not-for-profit foundation dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the Wawasee area watershed for present and future generations. The Wawasee Watershed covers 24,448 acres including Wawasee, Syracuse, Bonar and Papakeechie lakes as well as ten lakes in the upper Turkey Creek sub watershed. The Foundation was formed in 1991 to anticipate, search out, and solve threats to the Wawasee Area Watershed and to its water quality.
Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve
Wesselman Woods is the largest tract of virgin, old-growth forest within any city limits in the United States. As an Indiana Nature Preserve and National Natural Landmark, Wesselman Woods is a surviving remnant of Southern Indiana’s original forests. Wesselman Woods (WW) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, environmental organization. We were founded in 1972 to protect the 200-acre tract in Evansville, Indiana now known as Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve. Today, the Society is responsible for the management and daily operations of Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, as well as our west side property, Howell Wetlands.
Whitewater Valley Land Trust
The Whitewater Valley Land Trust, Inc. (WVLT) is a not-for-profit organization whose goal is to preserve the natural, historic and aesthetic values of our regional landscape. Our goal is to provide landowners with ways to perpetuate these significant aspects of their land so that future generations, including their children, grandchildren, and beyond, may continue to benefit from their foresight.
Wood Land Lakes Land Trust
Wood-Land Lakes RC & D is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, established in 1994 to address natural resource needs in northeast Indiana. WLL’s farmland conservation easement program is open to serving all of northern Indiana, currently protecting over 11,000 acres in 11 counties.
Woodland Savanna Land Conservancy is dedicated to long-term preservation of open land in Northwest Indiana.