2022 Strategic Plan

The 2022-2027 Strategic Plan provides the organizational values, principles, objectives, and priorities that are rooted in our mission and drive our day-to-day work.

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20th Anniversary Special Edition Impact Report

The Nebraska Land Trust celebrates 20 years of conservation! This special edition report is dedicated to the past decade of conservation easements all across Nebraska.

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2020 Impact Report

The Nebraska Land Trust worked with five more families to conserve rangeland from the prairies of eastern Nebraska to the buttes of western Nebraska.

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Large Prairie Forever Protected next to Willa Cather Memorial Prairie

Inspired by seemingly endless grasslands near Red Cloud, Willa Cather captured the beauty of Nebraska’s prairies in words like no other.  Although the prairie is no longer endless, a visitor to the 612-acre Willa Cather Memorial Prairie south of Red Cloud can still capture that experience, especially when they gaze at the Read the full story

A landowner’s wish fulfilled, 76 years later

It is rare when a property deed tells a story, much less an eloquent one.  But when Dwight Dalbey decided to gift his never-plowed tallgrass prairie in Gage County to the University of Nebraska Foundation in 1944 to benefit University research, his words were chosen carefully.  As a result, he conveyed more than 503 acres in the deed; Read the full story

Five Generations of Stewardship Lead to Permanent Conservation of Historic Family Ranch

In the summer of 2012, much of Nebraska’s ponderosa pine forest was ablaze.  From the central Niobrara Valley to the western reaches of the Pine Ridge, historic drought, heat and wind created perfect conditions for the most destructive wildfire season in Nebraska’s recorded history.  Read the full story

NLT Recognized as a Leading Agricultural Land Trust with Invitation to Join PORT

In December, the Nebraska Land Trust (NLT) was invited to become a member of the Partnership of Rangeland Trusts (PORT), which is relatively small in numbers but very large in impact.  PORT is an alliance of eight agricultural-focused western land trusts dedicated to preserving America’s working farms and ranches.  One thing that distinguishes PORT members is their close and strong affiliations with their state livestock associations.  The Nebraska Cattlemen and Sandhills Cattle Association both serve on the NLT Board of Directors. Read the full story

Nebraska Land Trust Earns National Recognition for Excellence

One thing that unites us as a nation is land:  Americans strongly support saving the wide-open spaces that we love.  Since 2001, the Nebraska Land Trust (NLT) has been doing just that in places Nebraskans love, like the Pine Ridge, Niobrara River and lower Platte River Valley.  In February, the NLT was approved for renewal of its national land trust accreditation – proving once again that it is committed to professional excellence and to maintaining the public trust in its conservation work.  Read the full story

2018 Impact Report

The Nebraska Land Trust welcomes five families with roots in six counties totaling over 11,000 acres.  Some may be hundreds of miles apart and in different landscapes, but they all share similar views.  Their land is a part of their history and a part of who they are.

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Baumanns Donate 240-Acre Conservation Easement On The North Side of Lake McConaughy

When Loy and Jean Baumann received a unanimous vote of approval from Keith County, for their 240-acre conservation easement on the north side of Lake McConaughy, Loy naturally thanked the Commissioners for their support.  Read the full story