Why A Land Trust?

Land trusts such as Yolo Land Trust provide a creative and effective mechanism in environmental conservation efforts.

Speed and Flexibility

As private organizations, land trusts can respond quickly with flexibility and confidentiality.


Because they are locally based organizations, land trusts understand the local community, its issues and values, and respond to the individual needs of landowners.


Land trusts are experienced working with the teams of legal, tax and real estate professionals involved in land transactions. Yolo Land Trust has public policy, land use planning and natural resource conservation expertise.

Tax Benefits

Land trusts provide cost-effective land protection. A land trust’s nonprofit status also offers land donors potentially significant tax benefits for their donation of conservation easements or conservation lands.