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Seno K/RLT Conservancy is dedicated to sustainable forestry, natural resources education, conservation, and land preservation.

Check out our upcoming events which include Building a Place for Pollinators, Seno’s Autumn Open House, Trial By Fire (The Salem Witch Trials), and Basic Broom Making (Hearth Brooms).

Go to the Workshops & Events page to learn more.

What is a “Land Conservancy”

A land conservancy (also called a “land trust”) is a nonprofit land conservation organization dedicated to preserving land for the benefit of people and nature. The land conservancy does this by working with landowners to preserve land by assisting with direct land transactions such as acceptance of land donations, acceptance of conservation easements, and occasionally purchase of land or conservation easements.

Seno K/RLT Conservancy is a non-profit land trust serving both Kenosha and Racine counties. We hold easements as well as own and manage properties in order to protect natural spaces from development in perpetuity. We also provide environmental and natural resources education for our communities, with a focus on sustainable forestry.

You can learn more about the Seno K/RLT Conservancy’s origins though our website. Be sure to visit to our Woodland Management Center and Jean McGraw Nature Preserve to experience our sustainable forestry operation and public nature preserves in person!

Learn About Kenosha & Racine’s Protected Lands

Seno K/RLT Conservancy offers many opportunities to learn about Wisconsin’s natural resources, including our flora and fauna. Our goal is to help visitors enhance their personal connection with nature, which ultimately helps them become good stewards of the land. We host various events and workshops Seno Woodland Center for all ages, as well as science-based field trips that meet Core Curriculum Standards. Keep an eye on our Events Calendar and our Facebook Page for information on upcoming classes, workshops, and events.

What if you are unable to visit our Woodland Center? In that case, we offer Community Outreach Programs in partnership with Kenosha Parks Alliance, Southport Park Association, and the WATERshed Program to connect children from ages 4-12 to science and the natural world in their own local parks.

Land Preservation & Conservation

As a landowner you might wonder about the future of your land. Land trusts like Seno K/RLT Conservancy exist to help you preserve the legacy of your property in perpetuity.

As of 2021 Seno K/RLT Conservancy protects over 1200 acres within Racine and Kenosha county. A majority of land in the United States is held by private landowners, making individuals like you integral to conservation as a whole.

Whether it’s conservation easements, donations, or the accompanying tax incentives, it can all be a lot to process when asking yourself what is best for both you and your land. Contact Us if you feel Seno K/RLT Conservancy may be the right fit for you.

Are you simply looking for some help with managing your land in sustainable and environmentally friendly ways? Check out our Resources Page for lots of landowner resources on invasive species management, native plants, and restoration services.

Help Us Support Conservation and Sustainability

Seno K/RLT Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) organization run by an all-volunteer board of directors and a small staff. We are able to carry out our mission and vision thanks to the generosity of others. We welcome financial support from individual donors and members, grantors, or corporate sponsorship. Every contribution makes a difference, and we cannot thank our donors enough for their contributions of any amount.

We also appreciate our many skilled and generous volunteers who help run our educational programs, maintain our trails and properties, and assist us in a myriad of other ways. If you are interested in volunteering with us, check out our current volunteer opportunities.

Thank You to our Grantors

We extend a special “thank you” to our grantors for supporting our work in sustainable forestry, natural resources education, conservation and land preservation.

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