Protect Your Land

As a property owner, you know that your land is special. Like many landowners, you are probably concerned about your land’s future. With increasing development pressure on natural land, many property owners ask themselves:

“What will happen to my land? Will future owners care about my land the way I do? Will my children and grandchildren be able to afford to keep my land?”

Since its founding in 1974, CLCF has partnered with property owners to conserve over 2,400 acres of land in our mission area within the Cedar Lakes region. CLCF envisions a future landscape that maintains a balance between natural and developed areas where important natural functions and features are preserved for all time. Our waters, fields, farms and forests are essential for our well-being and the health of our environment. CLCF’s land protection projects seek to preserve one or more of the following:

  • natural habitat
  • shorelines and wetlands
  • water quality
  • unique scenic landscapes and open space (including farmland and forest land)
  • wildlife corridors or connections to other protected lands
  • outdoor recreation or education area

CLCF permanently protects land through fee simple transactions and conservation easements.  Arriving at the land protection strategy that is right for your particular situation takes thought and deliberation.

Land trusts, like CLCF, are dedicated to helping landowners plan for the future protection of their property. We would be honored to talk with you about the vision you have for your property and to discuss in more detail land protection strategies and how they may apply to your particular situation.  Feel free to contact us at (262) 353-4866 or by email at askclcf@theclcf.org.