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Nevada Land Trust, formerly Nevada Land Conservancy, is Nevada’s first independent nonprofit conservation land trust, working to protect key land, water, wildlife, recreational, historic, scenic, and agricultural resources in our state.  Nevada Land Trust (NLT) has helped to conserve over 42,000 acres of land and associated water rights since our founding in 1998, in areas such as the Tahoe Meadows, Granite Mountains, Little High Rock Canyon, Truckee River, Washoe Valley, and along the eastern front of the Sierra in Douglas County.  NLT holds conservation easements on working ranches in Churchill and Washoe counties, owns protected lands around Great Basin National Park near Baker and has helped enlarge Rancho San Rafael and Bartley Ranch regional parks in Reno.  Current projects can be found from the shores of Lake Tahoe and far northern Washoe and Humboldt counties into neighboring California and Oregon – all the way to Elko and Ely and everywhere in between.  Our urban projects are currently focused in and around Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Minden, and Gardnerville.  NLT’s restoration efforts range from rebuilding springs for wildlife on more remote acquisitions to shoring up damaged stream corridors immediately following the Caughlin and Washoe Drive wildfires.  NLT works collaboratively with landowners, communities, and agencies to conserve or restore single properties of significance – all the way to entire landscapes comprised of multiple parcels.  

Nevada Land Trust cares deeply about Nevada’s wildlife and Nevada’s people.

Nevada Land Trust cares deeply about Nevada’s wildlife and Nevada’s people.  We are unabashedly proud to be Nevada-born, and we are humbled by the fact that every day we get to focus on the exceptional lands and waters that shape the Silver State.  Nevada Land Trust honors the history of the place we call home, treats our partners and supporters with trust and respect, and works hard to protect the places we all love.  NLT cares about the health and well-being of our remarkable and incredibly diverse wildlife.  We care about our rivers and streams and wetlands and springs – all the more precious in our high desert.  We care about sustaining Nevada’s agricultural traditions.  We care whether or not we can continue to hike and fish and play in our favorite spots and about sustaining the quality of life that connects us to the outdoors.  We care to know more about our first generations, and are passionate about what our future generations will come to find here.  We want them to find our Nevada.