Are you concerned that the land where your most cherished memories were made will be lost?
Are you vulnerable to poorly planned growth and development that is dominating your surroundings?
Are you worried about the quality of life for you and your family?
Are you frustrated by the lack of natural spaces that are open to the public?
We are too.
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.See All NICHES Properties
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.
NICHES exists because of the support of people, foundations and businesses that care about their surroundings. We do not receive support via taxes from the county, state or federal government.
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Help natural habitat and native species thrive.
Improve the quality of life for all.
Enjoy the outdoors.
Engage in protection, restoration and stewardship.
Leave a Legacy
"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
You should be able to live among healthy landscapes.
All you need to do is:
Join a thriving community of people who are caring for the land where we live.
Share the fun and good work with your friends and family.