… 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.


…to permanently protect the lands and waters that define our communities and enrich our quality of life.



The GLLT works for long-term protection of land by seeking, holding, and monitoring conservation easements and by accepting land ownership. We seek to conserve the unique Kezar Lake region of islands, shorefront, back lands, and mountains now and as a legacy for the future. And we hope to provide a continuing harmony between the natural environment and mankind. We work toward these goals in cooperation with private landowners, state and local authorities, businesses, other conservation organizations, residents and visitors. More information about our mission and actions can be found in the GLLT Long Range Plan.

The GLLT works to maintain a balance of land protection and reasonable development within the Kezar Lake and adjacent watersheds. We seek partnerships with the communities we serve to ensure our most valued natural areas remain healthy and viable. We work directly with individuals and families interested in taking conservation action on their properties.

To date—5,036 acres protected

We own 2,548 acres with developed public access on several of 16 properties.  See GLLT Preserves  for trail maps, brochures and descriptions.

Service Area

We also hold conservation easements on 36 privately owned lands for a total of 2,488 acres.  It is important to note that lands under conservation easement are private and public access is a right of the owner to allow or restrict.  Please respect private property rights.

The Conserved Lands map is frequently updated. View and download the latest version here: GLLT Service Area.