Since 1992, the North American Land Trust has completed more than 450 projects protecting more than 108,292 Acres.

The North American Land Trust is a national organization committed to one single, but extremely important purpose: to provide long-term stewardship of our natural heritage.

Our conservation techniques offer landowners options that consider careful land planning and property management — thus protecting many acres of open space.

In addition, our approach makes it possible for landowners and conservation buyers seeking unique places to live that combine the owner’s financial objectives with our conservation goals.


The Mission of North American Land Trust is to promote long-term stewardship of our natural and cultural heritage by implementing successful private land conservation projects and promoting innovative land conservation techniques.

Board Members

John van Heusen Halsey, Chairman of the Board
Stephen Thor Johnson, President
J. Paul Haldeman, Treasurer
John D. Snook
R. Lee Stephens, Jr.
John Witherspoon

Additional Officers
George Asimos, Jr., Esquire, Secretary
Jamie McVickar, Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer
Steve Carter, Assistant Secretary

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Our Staff

Jeannette Bontigao, Senior Planner
Amy Bruckner, Project Coordinator
Steven Carter, Stewardship Coordinator
Susan Chase Levin, Assistant to the President
Michael Duus, Stewardship Specialist
Lee Echols, Conservation Biologist
Williams C. Gandy, Biogeographer
Andrew L. Johnson, Senior Advisor
Stephen Thor Johnson, President
Ronald W. Lance, Big Ridge Preserve Naturalist
David Lee, CAD Manager/Senior Network/DBA
Karen Mazza, Director of Conservation Easements
Monica McQuail, Communications & Conservation

Jamie McVickar, Controller
Bilton Morgan, Manager, Knight's Island Preserve
Peter Smith, Conservation Biologist
Matthew Stutzman, Conservation Biologist

Mission Board MembersOur Staff