“We just can’t keep building on farmland and using up all the resources, because soon there will be nothing left.” – Landowner who gave a conservation easement to the Lower Shore Land Trust
During Lower Shore Land Trust’s 21 years of operation, landowners have been assisted in preserving close to 18,000 acres of land on 105 private properties throughout the Lower Eastern Shore.
The Lower Shore Land Trust (LSLT) is a private, non-profit, charitable organization formed in 1990. LSLT works with individual landowners who wish to protect the natural heritage of their properties, so that the character of the land and the quality of life it nourishes remains intact for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.
We assist landowners in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties who wish to protect, in perpetuity, habitat necessary to sustain a diverse and healthy wildlife population, natural buffers that maintain water quality, and preserved scenic vistas and landscapes surrounding sites of historical and cultural importance. We wish to ensure that sufficient lands remain to support forestry and agriculture as viable industries on the Lower Eastern Shore.