Open Lands is a privately funded trust that acquires agricultural and rural properties for preservation or limited development.

We believe that through private efforts, rural countryside can be protected or developed for the benefit of everyone. “Intelligent Rural Development” underlies the fact that many unique rural properties are not suitable for intensive development or urban sprawl, but  should be preserved in large parcels that respect the property’s natural features.

Working together with Sellers, Brokers and Land Trusts, we seek opportunities to purchase suitable farms, ranches, and country estates and protect or re-market them for the benefit of the surrounding community and region. Recent acquisitions include properties in AR, CO, KS, KY, MO, MS, NY, OK, PA, TX and VA. Typical transactions range from $1,000,000 to $10,000,000, and many have included turn-key operations (with cattle and/or equipment). Click here to learn more about our investments.

The landscape of America will be forever changing. At the heart of the Open Lands mission is our commitment to manage this change with a vision for the future and a respect for the inherent values of land ownership.