Door County Land Trust

The Door County Land Trust is a non-profit organization whose mission is to permanently protect lands that contribute significantly to the scenic beauty, open space and ecological integrity of Door County. We have protected nearly 5,000 acres since 1986. With your help, we have the opportunity to protect thousands of additional acres of the most critical and inspiring natural landscapes in Door County.

What type of lands do we protect?

  • Natural areas including forests and wetlands that are home to wildlife and rare plants and animals
  • Undeveloped shoreline on the peninsula and islands.
  • Scenic open space along highways and rural roads including old fields, meadows, farms and orchards.

How do we protect land?

  • We enter into conservation easement agreements with private landowners. The landowners retain ownership of the land while the type and amount of future development is permanently restricted.
  • We accept donations of land that possess high quality habitat or significant open space value.
  • We identify and selectively purchase from willing landowners those properties in Door County that possess exceptional scenic beauty and ecological significance.
  • We manage the lands we own as nature preserves to maintain or enhance the natural systems and wildlife habitat.

We seek private monetary donations, secure state and federal grants, and forge cooperative partnerships with other conservation organizations and local units of government to accomplish our land protection mission.
If you have any questions or would like more information about how you can help protect Door County’s Finest Open Spaces and Wild Places, we invite you to e-mail us at or call our office in Sturgeon Bay at (920) 746-1359.


Contact Door County Land Trust

Dan Burke
Executive Director
23 North 5th Avenue
PO Box 65
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin  54235
Phone: (920) 746-1359
Fax: (920) 839-9762


Service Area

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  • Wisconsin

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