About Land Trusts

Legacy Land Trust Society has officially released its 2018 Calendar! This year the calendar features beautiful photos of water taken by many talented community members. Help support Legacy Land Trust Society by purchasing a calendar at our office location in Olds!

2018 Calendar


Sponsored by Martinson & Harder Law Office and BDO, the workshop will take place Friday November 24, 2017 at the Olds Library (Lion's Den), Olds, AB. Registration and coffee will begin at 9:30 am with the session running from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. 

If you are interested in attending please register by Friday November 17 by emailing: tammy@legacylandtrustsociety.ca or calling: (403) 556-1029…


We need you!


Legacy Land Trust's Circle of Friends is Growing...

Calling all people who love nature and open spaces! If you have a bit of time and are interested in Event Planning, Fundraising, Education/outreach, and/or Natural Sciences please contact Kim at 403-556-1029 or events@legacylandtrustsociety.ca. We look forward to hearing from you.…


Please come join us to learn what your local land trust has accomplished in 2015 and what we are planning for 2016! Also enjoy guest speaker Mark Wonneck talking about the immense value of pollinators to our natural and food systems.

AGM and Community Gathering

Olds Legion, Olds Alberta

March 31, 2016 5pm to 8pm

Soup and Sandwiches, Great Conversation

Voluntary private land conservation is the foundation of Legacy Land Trust Society. Landowners whose lives and livelihoods have been connected to the land often wish to ensure some continuity of the values that have become important to them. Such values, to name a few, might include:

  • agricultural/food production uses,
  • natural components such as
    • native grasslands,
    • riparian areas or
    • forested areas,
    • archaeological or
    • historical elements.

In many cases privately owned land provides multiple economic uses such as grain, livestock, and farm/ranch vacations, etc, It also may include public benefits such as healthy watersheds, attractive viewscapes and robust wildlife and nature.…


Land trusts or land conservation societies are charitable organizations. Their purpose is to conserve specific types of land.

For instance, two well-known national land trusts have different mandates — the Nature Conservancy Canada is focused on land with high scientific value while Ducks Unlimited Canada is focused on wetlands and other habitat areas.…


Land Trusts used to buy land outright and then hold it, steward it, and protect it. But in recent years, land trusts have more frequently been relying on other tools that can be used to ensure preservation of certain values in perpetuity. In Alberta, the tool that is being used more frequently is called a conservation easement (CE).…