Bur Oak Land Trust is a land trust which accepts donations of land from residents and landowners who want their natural areas to be in the public trust, available for present and future generations. The Trust’s conservation options include arranging and holding conservation easements, facilitating the transfers of land from private to public ownership, and advising land owners on donations, sale, and conservation of their land.
Our mission: To protect and conserve the natural areas of Johnson and surrounding counties for future generations.
The Bur Oak Land Trust cooperates with other groups which promote and preserve natural areas, including the Johnson County Conservation Board, the Community Foundation of Johnson County, the Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District, the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department, the Iowa Nature Conservancy, the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Iowa Environmental Council and Sustainable Iowa Land Trust.
The Trust currently maintains and preserves nine local natural areas for the enjoyment and education of the public, and holds 14 conservation easements.
Listen to Tammy Wright, Executive Director, talk about our mission!