Protecting and preserving lands of ecological, agricultural, scenic, historic, or recreational significance in Kansas. We work with landowners to protect their land!
We currently protect over 22,000 acres with conservation easements on 55 protected properties throughout Kansas.
KLT is dedicated to conserving natural ecosystems, farm and ranch lands, scenic open spaces, and preserving outdoor recreational opportunities and the historic uses of land which are vital to maintaining the quality of life and economic and environmental well-being of all current and future generations of Kansans.
Private property owners who know and love their land can provide for its permanent stewardship in partnership with the KLT. Owners can preserve a single special feature on their land, define appropriate limitations on its development, or conserve an entire landscape.
Founded in 1990, the Kansas Land Trust (KLT) first advocated for conservation easement enabling legislation, which passed the Kansas Legislature in 1993. KLT accepted its first easement in 1994, and we’ve come a long way since then.