- Land Protection & Stewardship
- Our Preserves
- Conservation Easements
- Partnership Properties
- Lyons Biodiversity Project
- Get Involved
Kettle Moraine Land Trust (KMLT) works to permanently protect our most important natural areas in partnership with local communities. KMLT believes that by partnering with landowners and local communities, together we can preserve the beautiful lands and waters so important to our well being and the well being of future generations.
KMLT conservation projects are funded through membership donations that enable us to leverage matching grants from state and federal agencies. We also receive support from private foundations, and local businesses.
By accepting donated land, or purchasing property, KMLT is able to establish and maintain nature preserves. All KMLT nature preserves host important and oftentimes rare plant and animal species. Preserves require annual maintenance so KMLT has established permanent restricted funds to support our annual stewardship of the preserves.
Conservation easements are legal restrictions on a property that removes or reduce the threat of subdivision or development that would damage a property’s natural resources. Each conservation easement is individually crafted to protect the unique features of the property. Conservation easements are a means for landowners to realize their vision of protecting their land yet still allow the landowner to sell the property or pass it on to future generations. Conservation easements can protect agricultural lands, wetlands, woodlands and prairies.
Connecting people with nature close to home is yet another way KMLT adds value to the community. Understanding nature and our role as land stewards begins when we are very young, and continues throughout our lives. KMLT knows this and offers people of all ages a chance to experience the awe and wonder of nature through our community environmental education events.