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.