We Protect the Natural Lands You Cherish

Improving the quality of life for current and future generations by preserving the land, air and water in West-Central Indiana.


Protect the land where you live.

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Nature needs a place to live too.

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Are you concerned that the land where your most cherished memories were made will be lost?

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Do you feel powerless over poorly planned growth and development that is dominating your surroundings?

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Are you worried about the quality of life for you and your family?

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Are you frustrated by the lack of natural spaces that are open to the public?

We're concerned too, which is why we work to protect the land, water, and air where you live. You should be able to live among sustainable, healthy, attractive landscapes.

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We understand what it's like to worry about the loss of special places.

It’s alarming to see more and more land taken over by parking lots, big box stores, and housing developments. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

At NICHES Land Trust, we provide direct and tangible ways to improve the very community in which you live by protecting and preserving our most valuable asset – the natural world that’s right around us.

Cherished memories of time outdoors with our children, parents, and grandparents are indelible parts of our lives. When we walk in the woods, sit under a shady tree, smell wildflowers, cast a line in glassy waters, or paddle down the river with friends and loved ones, we connect with who we are and our place in the world.

Protecting our natural areas ensures that we’ll still have places to hike, bike, boat, fish, explore, daydream, witness wildlife or just enjoy the quiet and peace of nature.

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You deserve a trustworthy way to protect your natural surroundings.

Since 1995, NICHES has been protecting, restoring, and sustaining West-Central Indiana’s ecosystems by providing habitat for native species and offering natural places for education, appreciation and enjoyment for current and future generations.

Land entrusted to NICHES is free and open to the public all year long. The properties are cared for through NICHES stewardship in perpetuity. We are an accredited land trust and perform an external audit annually.

With a full-time staff, dedicated volunteers, and generous donors, NICHES is fully equipped to protect and maintain our most valuable assets, always and forever.

Contribute to a cause you believe in.

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Help natural habitat and native species thrive.

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Improve the quality of life for all.

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Enjoy the outdoors.

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Engage in protection, restoration and stewardship.

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"I couldn’t be happier after getting in touch with Gus and NICHES. It feels very good to leave something in Jim’s name because he was such a giving, generous person."

— Gretchan Vacendak

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You Matter

NICHES provides proven ways to amplify your contribution. 100% of your donation goes straight to protecting nature in your local area:

  • Make a generous financial contribution
  • Donate or bargain sell a parcel of land
  • Participate with us to improve the region’s quality of life
  • Donate or lend equipment
  • Prevent invasive species on your land
  • Specify NICHES in your will or life insurance policy

By supporting NICHES, you help restore healthy landscapes. It's not just about responsible conservation, it's about community.

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