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By the Numbers:
Conservation groups in 37 states and 5 Canadian provinces have used nearly 350 loans to conserve more than 140,000 acres.

Our partners have borrowed over $190,000,000 to acquire land valued in excess of a quarter of a billion dollars.
The urgency and pace of conservation can be impeded by a lack of timely funding.  Our Conservation Loans program offers flexible financing as well as sustained and expert technical assistance to land trusts and other organizations aiming to protect key properties in their communities, increase access to green and open-space, recover natural habitats, provide conservation education programs, and help people connect with nature.  Since our first loan in 1993, we’ve helped our partners achieve their conservation goals, providing more than $190 million in almost 350 loans to 160 partners. Local conservationists have protected more than 140,000 acres across 35 states - lands valued at more than $380 million - with funds from our continually revolving $50 million pool of loan capital.  We are a land trust as well as a lender, investing in our shared conservation goals. Contact us today to learn more. 

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Projects

Duke Belt Line

Duke Belt Line

Built in the 1890s as a rail spur to downtown tobacco facilities, the Duke Belt Line extends along the...
Westcave Preserve, Texas

Westcave Preserve, Texas

Austin may be the Lone Star State’s most forward-thinking city, but just outside town—in the hill country—Westcave Preserve takes...
Western New York Land Conservancy

Western New York Land Conservancy

Near the Lake Erie shore, the community of Eden boasts some of New York state’s most fertile soil. That’s...
Atlanta BeltLine

Atlanta BeltLine

It’s the most comprehensive development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta – transforming 22 miles of an...
Big Sur Land Trust

Big Sur Land Trust

Created in 1978 to protect and nurture the lands of Monterey County, California, the Big Sur Land Trust inspires...
Matsuda Farm on Vashon Island, Washington

Matsuda Farm on Vashon Island, Washington

The Matsuda property was the last remaining farm on Vashon Island owned by a Japanese-American family. The farm grew...
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Featured Partner

Our friends at Land Trust Alliance have highlighted our partners at Kent Land Trust for excelling at community conservation. We provided Kent Land Trust with a $350,000 loan to help acquire Camp Francis—a former Girl Scout camp, treasured by the community. The loan came at a critical time, allowing the land trust to purchase the property quickly while additional funding from state and federal grants were processed. You can watch the video below:

 

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