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Land Protection

At Driftless Area Land Conservancy, we work to conserve healthy and diverse habitats, clean water, productive and sustainable working lands, and scenic open spaces. The primary way we accomplish this is through conservation easements on private land. These voluntary legal agreements between land trusts and landowners permanently protect land from irresponsible development.

Learn more about conservation easements.

To date, Driftless Area Land Conservancy has permanently protected over 8,000 acres of private land in southwest Wisconsin with conservation easements. With your support, that number will continue to grow!

See a map of our conservation easements.


In addition to protecting private land, we own or help manage several publicly accessible Ambassador Properties. Here, visitors can enjoy the outdoors and build connections to the land and to each other.

Visit our Ambassador Properties.

Occasionally, we also have the opportunity for special projects that protect unique pieces of land.

Check out our special projects.

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