Most of Land Legacy’s work falls into one of the following four conservation initiatives:
Farm and Ranch Preservation
Every hour two acres of productive farm and ranch lands are lost to development and other land uses. Land Legacy works with farmers and ranchers to acquire conservation easements through donation or purchase to preserve open spaces while allowing continued private ownership and agricultural production.
Land Legacy’s urban work includes parks, trails, greenbelts, and community gardens. By making our cities more livable, we can help reduce the impact of urban sprawl and the unnecessary loss of natural resources. Urban green space can also enhance property values and local economies.
Across Oklahoma, streams are being lost or degraded through intensive uses of adjacent lands. Land Legacy is working to preserve open lands along key streams and springs, thereby protecting them from development and other harmful land uses. In partnership with the Tulsa Metropolitan Utility Authority, the EPA, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, we have protected dozens of sites along Spavinaw Creek and its tributaries.
As residential and commercial development appears next to a military installation, training operations on base often must be altered or ceased altogether. Land Legacy is working with Fort Sill Army Base and Tinker Air Force Base to preserve open lands on their borders, thereby preventing urban encroachment and protecting farms and ranches, wildlife habitat, and other important natural resources.
Partner Site Links
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Natural Resource Conservation Service
- Tulsa Metropolitan Utility Authority
- Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration Program
- Land Trust Alliance
- Edmond Land Conservancy
- Kerr Center
- Oklahoma Water Resources Board
- The Nature Conservancy – Oklahoma Chapter
- Conservation Coalition of Oklahoma
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