Sycamore Land Trust protects land by owning nature preserves and by holding permanent conservation easements on privately owned land. Sycamore now protects over 100 properties totaling more than 10,000 acres — all made possible by the generous support of our donors and volunteers.
What it means to protect land - Nature is vivacious. Give the plants, animals, bugs, fungi, and waterways a chance to survive, and they’ll thrive. But when 85% of Indiana’s original forests have been destroyed, when species are put at risk of extinction, and when ponds and creeks fill with contaminants and face erosion, nature needs our help.
Land stewardship involves many conservation techniques: planting native species like milkweeds for monarch butterflies, monitoring threatened and endangered species like the Indiana bat, planting trees to control erosion, cleaning up trash and debris, building trails for proper visitation and use, removing invasive species that crowd out native plants, strategic land acquisitions to build onto large wildlife corridors, and more.
GIVE THE PLANTS, animals, BUGS, fungi, AND WATERWAYS A CHANCE TO SURVIVE, AND THEY’LL THRIVE.
Sycamore does not allow commercial timbering on properties that we own.
These activities help us achieve cleaner water, safe habitats, diverse ecosystems, and meaningful ways for people to connect with nature. We can do more with your help — volunteer, donate funds, and spread the word.