Our Aspiration...


Photo of Aralia hispida (Bristly Sarsaparilla) berries

The Greater Lovell Land Trust (GLLT) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit land conservation organization established in 1985 to:

Protect the ecosystems of the Kezar Lake, Kezar River, and Cold River watersheds, in perpetuity, for the benefit of this region’s natural and human communities.

The GLLT is a member of the Land Trust Alliance and we have adopted the LTA Standards and Practices as a guideline for the management of our organization and the properties under our stewardship.

Our Objective:
to protect the lands and waters that define our communities and enrich our quality of life.

To protect the ecosystems we seek, hold, and monitor conservation easements. We can accept land ownership. We hope to conserve forever the islands, shorefront, back lands, and mountains that make our region so special, and to maintain a balance of land protection and thoughtful development. To achieve this, we seek partnerships with the communities we serve to ensure that our most valued natural areas remain healthy and viable.

In cooperation with landowners, state and local authorities, businesses, other conservation organizations, residents, and visitors we work toward the goals found in the GLLT Long Range Plan.

We work directly with individuals and families interested in taking conservation action on their properties.

Protected to date:

Conservation easements on private lands 2488 acres
Owned property with public access 2548 acres
Protected ecosystem 5036 acres

We protect a total of 5,036 acres:

  • We own 2,548 acres with developed public access on several of 16 properties.  See GLLT Preserves  for trail maps, brochures and descriptions.
  • We also hold conservation easements that total 2,488 acres on 36 privately owned lands. Lands under conservation easement are private. Public access is a right of the owner to allow or restrict.  Please respect private property rights.

The Conserved Lands map is always updated to add new properties. You may view the latest version here: GLLT Service Area.