Nebraska Land Trust

The Nebraska Land Trust uses conservation easements as its primary tool for land protection, since easements can legally protect natural and historical resources while having the flexibility to allow for agriculture, hunting, and other land-based activities compatible with private stewardship and conservation. 

Landowner incentives can be found in potential tax breaks for donated easements or financial gains from their sale. The public benefits from better protection of wildlife habitat, river corridors, urban green space, historical sites, scenic views and water quality. In the end, everybody can win which is important in a private lands state like Nebraska.

To help ensure long-term protection, The Nebraska Land Trust maintains a Stewardship Endowment Fund for future monitoring of conservation easements and enforcement if necessary.  The organization focuses on areas where resources are most threatened, such as parts of the Platte, Niobrara and Missouri Rivers. 

From protecting wildlife habitat in the Lower Platte Valley with conservation easements, to collaboration with ranchers, the National Park Service and others in protection of the Niobrara National Scenic River, The Nebraska Land Trust is working to provide landowners with attractive options for the protection of natural and historical resources on their land.

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Contact Nebraska Land Trust

Dave Sands
Executive Director
233 S. 13th St.
Suite 1712
Lincoln, Nebraska  68508
Phone: (402) 438-5263


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