Davie Area Land Trust
A land trust is a nonprofit organization that works directly with interested property owners to preserve land through direct purchase, donation, and establishment of conservation easements.
The popularity of land trusts has increased dramatically in recent years as people across the nation have become more and more concerned about the unmitigated loss of open space in their communities. As they see subdivisions and commercial real estate supplant the open space they once enjoyed, they are turning to land trusts as a cooperative, community-based method of preserving some of the remaining land in their area.
Today there are more than 1,300 land trusts in the United States, operating independently of government and working at the grassroots level to help save open spaces, natural lands, and special places in their local communities. Won’t you join us today?
The Davie Area Land Trust is a community-based membership organization comprised of concerned local citizens. We are dedicated to perpetuating the agricultural, recreational, scenic, and historic values of our local lands for the enjoyment of present and future generations.
As an independent not-for-profit organization, we work directly with landowners to find mutually beneficial methods of protecting their land from development. Our structure allows us to be more flexible and creative than government agencies and also enables us access to various grants only available to non-profit organizations.
We are funded through our basic membership structure, individual and corporate donations, and public or private grants. Our operations are guided by an active board of directors, as well as volunteers.
Davie Area Land Trust Saves Land
- Accepting land donations, which may offer tax benefits to donors
- Accepting financial donations, which may offer tax benefits to donors and helps fund our activities
- Working with landowners to establish conservation easements on their properties
- Working with landowners on conservation through creative estate planning
- Educating the public on beneficial alternatives to commercial land development
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service reports that between 1997 and 2001, 2.2 million acres were lost to development each year (2201 Annual Natural Resources Inventory).
- The LTA land trust census reports that from 1990 to 2000, local and regional land trusts conserved open space at a rate of about 500,000 acres per year.
For more information, contact us at www.davielandtrust.com