Natural Heritage Land Trust


The Natural Heritage Land Trust protects natural areas, wildlife habitat, working farms, healthy lakes and streams, and recreation land to provide a high quality of life in the Dane County, Wisconsin region.

To accomplish our goals, we:
  • Work with interested landowners to protect important conservation lands through land protection agreements called conservation easements. Occasionally, we buy land to create nature preserves and parks that will be open to the public for hiking, picnicking, and other outdoor activities.
  • Manage and monitor protected land.
  • Develop and advance land protection strategies.
  • Build community understanding of, and support for, our work.

The Natural Heritage Land Trust is a results-oriented organization. Since our inception in 1983 (originally as the Dane County Natural Heritage Foundation), we have protected more than 4,250 acres of land.

Contact Natural Heritage Land Trust

Contact Natural Heritage Land Trust

Jim Welsh
Executive Director
303 S Paterson St.
Suite 6
Madison, Wisconsin  53703-4534
Phone: (608) 258-9797
Fax: (608) 258-8184


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