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Frequently Asked Questions

What do you do, exactly?

KLT permanently protects Kansas lands of ecological or agricultural importance. We also protect Kansas lands of historic, scenic, and recreational merit. We do this by crafting a customized conservation agreement for each landowner. Once the conservation agreement is in place, KLT works to ensure that the lands we are protecting stay protected— forever. KLT also works with other conservation organizations to preserve large, contiguous tracts of land.

What is a land trust?

A land trust is a private, nonprofit organization that conserves land by holding conservation easements on land or by purchasing land outright.

What requirements must be met in order to conserve land?

KLT carefully examines each candidate property to ensure that the land being protected fits within the organization’s mission. Visit this link for further information on KLT’s conservation priorities.

Are my donations deductible?

Because KLT is a 501(c)(3) organization, your donations are deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

When was KLT founded?

KLT was founded in 1990 by a group of community-minded citizens who understood the vital importance of saving our natural communities. We now have 25 years of experience in protecting and preserving lands. In the last 4 years, KLT has conserved an average of 3,410 acres per year.

Do you accept donations other than cash?

Yes, KLT can accept gifts of goods and other assets in most circumstances. Contact KLT for futher information.

Can I visit these protected lands?

Although most of our conserved lands are private, some places are available to visit. See our Protected Places page for specifics.

Where are your protected lands located?

KLT’s has protected lands across Kansas and in certain areas of eastern Missouri. View a map here.

How much land have you preserved?

To date, KLT has preserved over 31,000 acres of important land and water resources—and we are conserving more beautiful land every year. In the last 4 years alone, KLT has conserved an average of 3,410 acres per year. Help us meet our goal of preserving additional critical natural landscapes and the wildlife they protect by donating today .