Established 1992

Waukesha County Land Conservancy

protecting and caring for environmentally significant land
and water in Waukesha County for future generations


The power to protect nature is in your hands.

Be part of a passionate community of people determined to transform nature‚Äôs future. Your donation helps fund our mission and the most urgent on-the-ground conservation efforts to protect and restore our beautiful land, water, and wildlife. As a Waukesha County Land Conservancy member, you can make a difference in the community and know you are doing your part for our planet.

As a member you are making great things possible and bringing the wonder of nature to families, schools and the community. Your support is essential in:


Your support will fund the preservation and stewardship of land and water now and for generations to come. Our preserves fall within the Southeast Glacial Plains landscape and include oak woodland, tall and shortgrass prairie, wet mesic woods, wetlands, and ponds and streams, becoming home to a diverse blend of habitats and inhabitants. Many preserves are in the Kettle Moraine region providing habitat for rare plants and wildlife. When we acquire a piece of land, it becomes our responsibility to care for it and restore it to its native state. Our members truly make Waukesha County Land Conservancy what it is. Your love of the land and passion for the natural world shape our work and help us restore multiple natural communities each year.



Your annual membership supports growth in environmental education and engagement in nature-rich settings.  Your membership money will be used to educate and promote public awareness of the benefits of land preservation. WCLC engages the community through our experiential learning program to explore environmental issues here in Waukesha County. With your help, our properties are used for environmental education at all levels from K12 to college and are helping produce the next generation of environmental stewards.  

As a member, you can learn how to protect and enhance native ecosystems in your own backyard and how neighbors to our preserves can expand the preserve into their property through innovative landscaping. Your resources also facilitate the use of WCLC preserves for research on how to manage and restore natural ecosystems through collaboration with university researchers, government agencies, and citizen scientists. Our workdays offer an opportunity to make a hands-on contribution in restoring native prairie, oak savanna, woodlands and wetlands, and educational tours and workshops focus on connecting the community to the special habitats we have right here in our backyard. More acres of land and water will be protected which relates to improved air and water, and the quality of life in Waukesha County.



The Waukesha County Land Conservancy works to build community connections to engage a diverse group of people in our mission, serving people of all ages with opportunities for peace and solitude. Many preserves are natural, lacking trail systems, but remain a place open to the public for hiking, bird-watching, hunting, photography, and outdoor team building activities. Our alliance partners have also been able to utilize our preserves for hands-on education and nature-based recreation to build a land ethic among our community. The public benefits of land and water conservation improves the quality of life for all of us now and for generations to come. 


Give the Gift of Membership

Sharing your love of Waukesha County's special places with family or friends is an awesome experiential gift that gives for a whole year.

Give a gift membership all year at any level you choose. 

Thank you for your support!

Waukesha County Land Conservancy is passionate about inspiring nature lovers of all ages and educating conservationists for the next generation. Your membership will grow the need for the conservation movement to encourage people to get outside, connect with nature and preserve our natural resources for years to come.