One of the most popular reasons for donating land is for conservation of native plants and animals. Plant communities that comprise habitat are more important than ever with increasing urban sprawl, loss of high quality rangelands, prairies filled with climax grasses and virgin, old-growth forests.
Donating Land with Important Plant Communities
Plants are the building blocks of an ecosystem. Without a diverse array of green, herbaceous plants then all of the things we care about fail to exists. It takes healthy soil and proper management to promote high quality plant communities.
Land Donation for Wildlife Conservation
The conservation of wild lands is important for wildlife found throughout the US. This is true not only for rare and endangered animals, but also for animals that are relatively common, those that at one time may have even been abundant. Changes in land use threaten a variety of habitat types and the wildlife species that require them.