Marketplace: Sycamore Land Trust gains accreditation

Sycamore Land Trust has achieved national recognition, joining a network of more than 400 nonprofit accredited land trusts across the nation.

Sycamore protects nearly 10,000 acres of land across 17 counties in southern Indiana. This includes more than 1,500 acres along the Beanblossom Creek Bicentennial Conservation Area in Monroe County, and 1,043 acres at Columbia Mine Preserve in Pike and Gibson counties, managed as part of the Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge.

Focusing on important habitats and watersheds in the region, Sycamore takes care of the land under its protection through stewardship projects such as planting trees, removing invasive species, and building hiking trails for thousands of visitors every year.

A complete list of accredited land trusts and more information about the process and benefits can be found at

Sycamore’s work is made possible by more than 1,100 members across the region. Learn more at