Open Lands, Inc. — A privately funded trust that acquires agricultural and
rural properties for preservation or limited development.
Open Lands believes 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 rather should be preserved in large parcels that
respect the property’s natural features.
Working together with Sellers, Brokers and Land Trusts, Open Lands seeks opportunities
to purchase suitable properties, and protect or re-market same 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).
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.