About  ::  Mission and History

The Nevada Land Trust (NLT), established in 1998 as Nevada Land Conservancy, is a private, non-profit land trust dedicated to preserving and protecting Nevada’s open spaces and special places for future generations. As the state’s first “Nevada born” land trust, we can meet Nevada’s conservation needs through collaboration with landowners, businesses, environmental organizations, and public officials.

NLT has been successful in facilitating the public purchase of high conservation value tracts of land and water by leveraging its expertise in: landowner outreach and communications; negotiations; document preparation (letters of intent/ agreements/ escrow instructions/ vendor agreements); information tracking and landowner database systems; budget management; and real estate and Nevada water law.

NLT project work has been focused primarily in Northern Nevada, and our project areas have been located in Washoe, Churchill, Douglas, Humboldt, Carson City, Lyon, Mineral and White Pine counties. NLT has supporters representing ranchers and farmers, urban dwellers, hunters, photographers, hikers and birders throughout the state.

This land is your land. Together, we can preserve and protect Nevada’s special places - today, and for generations to come.