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Southern Plains Land Trust

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What We Do

The Southern Plains Land Trust purchases land for prairie wildlife. It’s that simple. So far, we’ve protected over 25,000 acres in our preserve network, providing urgently needed refuge to a wide variety of native grassland animals and plants. Our largest preserve is Heartland Ranch.

At nearly 30 square miles, this wildlife refuge is one of the largest of its kind in the southern Great Plains. Piece by piece, we are restoring the American Serengeti.

Bison Herd Heartland Ranch Nature Preserve/ Photo by Sean Boggs for EDF

50% by 2050

Why 2020?

We can stop the sixth mass extinction if we protect approximately 50% of the 846 ecoregions that provide habitat for all of Earth's biodiversity. That means finding leaders and organizations around the world willing to align exisiting efforts around protecting and interconnecting nature in the region.

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Our Vision

The Southern Plains Land Trust (SPLT) was founded in 1998 with the goal of creating a network of prairie wildlife refuges. We’ve been at it ever since. In the last several years, SPLT has dramatically increased our pace of land acquisition because more refuge is needed to ensure the future of the native animals and plants that make the Southern Plains, and southeastern Colorado in particular, a biodiversity hotspot.

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Get Involved

The Southern Plains Land Trust creates and protects a network of shortgrass prairie preserves, which ensure a future for all native animals and plants.

In whatever way you want to get involved, email us at [email protected] or 720-841-1757.