Part of preserving a healthy trail system is protecting the integrity of the natural environment. Through our commitment to creating high-quality trail experiences, the Trail Conference has become a regional leader in conserving both trail corridors and native habitat. Donations to our Ecological Stewardship and Land Conservation programs are investments in protecting the land you love.
The Trail Conference has been actively purchasing land for the protection of trails since 1939. These days, we purchase trail lands with funds from the Trail Conference’s Land Acquisition and Stewardship Fund (LASF). It’s a revolving, donor-supported fund. When we sell land we have purchased to the state for permanent protection, the proceeds are returned to the fund, so your donation is always being put to work to protect the land you love. We work with other land conservation partners whenever possible, allowing us to stretch our funds and preserve more trail miles.