Why should you care?
Texas is losing her rural lands at a faster rate than any other state in the country! Whether a cattleman, farmer, hunter, or someone who enjoys wide open spaces, this loss has an irreversible impact on your life. By permanently conserving rural land, we can ensure that the Texas landscape–rich with history, natural resources, stunning views, and recreational opportunities–will be there today and in the future.
Who is the Texas Agricultural Land Trust?
The only Texas land trust whose sole mission is to conserve agricultural lands and native wildlife habitat. Founded by statewide hunting, farming and ranching groups, we have a deep respect for private property rights, and for the Texas heritage of private lands stewardship. We don’t own land, but seek instead to work with landowners who love their land and want to conserve it for future generations. We rely on foundation grants and private donations for operating support.
What is a land trust?
A non-profit, 501c3 organization formed for the purpose of land and water conservation. The 1400 land trusts throughout the country have helped to conserve millions of acres of farms, ranches, wildlife habitat, forests, watersheds, river corridors, and urban spaces.
What is a conservation easement?
A voluntary tool used to conserve land and natural resources. The landowner continues to own the property, and continues to farm, ranch, and hunt. Each conservation easement is individually tailored, and can also help to lower income and estate taxes.