Northern Prairies Land Trustlast updated: January 2016

Our Mission:
The mission of Northern Prairies Land Trust is to enable private landowners in South Dakota and Nebraska to protect lands that are significant for agriculture, ranching, water resource preservation and enhancement, fish, plant and wildlife habitat, cultural and historical protection and open space.

Who We Are
Northern Prairies Land Trust was established in 1999 by a group of individuals dedicated to preserving the wonderful and unique ecosystems of the northern prairies. NPLT was formed as a non-profit corporation under the laws of South Dakota and is authorized to provide land protection and preservation tools to landowners in South Dakota and Nebraska. While Northern Prairies Land Trust is a relative newcomer to the growing list of land trusts, we already hold easements on over 1400 acres, including an area chronicled by Lewis and Clark, with many more easements in various stages of completion. We have knowledge and expertise regarding various conservation tools, and act as a referral source for programs offered by private and government organizations.

What We Do
NPLT strives to provide protection for private lands that are significant for agriculture, ranching, water resource preservation and enhancement, fish, plant and wildlife habitat, cultural and historical protection and open space, and in doing so, promote and enrich the region's rural communities. The long term goal is the perpetuation of a life-style and an economy that rely on responsibly managed land, and the increasingly valuable prairie spaces that will continue to nourish the spirit of future generations.

How We Do It
NPLT works with private landowners one-on-one to provide long-term, legally sound conservation strategies to protect the natural and economic elements of their land. Our primary tool for accomplishing our mission is the perpetual conservation easement.
With a conservation easement, a landowner is able to protect the unique values of certain lands for all time. Even though there are common elements to every easement, such as those precluding subdivision, commercial development and other activities detrimental to soil, water or wildlife habitat, each easement is tailored to the unique character of the land and the conservation goals of its owners.
NPLT also offers a menu of other tools, as outlined under the "Conservation Tools" heading here at our Web site.
In addition, NPLT works extensively with governmental and private partners to enhance the availability of current conservation programs, and to develop new and innovative solutions for the preservation of natural resources.

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Contact Northern Prairies Land Trust


Contact Northern Prairies Land Trust

Patrick J. Anderson
Executive Director
200 East 10th Street
Suite 202
Sioux Falls, South Dakota  57104
Phone: (605) 339-3184


 

Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Nebraska
  • South Dakota


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