Education • Advocacy • Conservation

Since 2005


You Make This Work Possible


Over 10,000 acres

of land protected, including habitat for dozens of threatened and endangered species.

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An additional 3,000 acres

of sensitive wetland habitat cleared of mineral rights and made easier to protect.

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More than 80 nonprofit organizations

assisted with free legal services and support resulting in more conservation.


Over 200 student interns

and 8 graduate fellowships provided hands-on training.

…and more made possible with your support!



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Second and third year law students work as clinical interns with the Center in a partnership with Indiana University Law Schools. Interns are introduced to a high standard of technical competence and professionalism in the practice of law, preparing them to be the next generation of environmental advocates.



Conservation Law Center works hard to ensure clean water is not being taken for granted. To ensure water quality and quantity issues are addressed, Center attorneys are working with state officials, local communities, and water-focused agencies and organizations to improve water laws that prepare for the affects of climate change.



For almost half a century, tens of millions of acres of land have been conserved through the use of conservation easements. Center attorneys work on a national level to strengthen this and other incredibly useful conservation tools to protect more land.



About 30% of the 200 animal and 300 plant species listed as endangered in the United States can be found in the Midwest. Local endangered species like the Indiana Bat and the Fanshell Mussel are imperiled by anthropogenic effects such as pesticide use, habitat destruction, and agricultural/land and energy development. Our work aims to minimize damage to endangered species and ecosystems.





The United States is home to nearly 1,400 non-profits specifically working to conserve land. Many of these are small, community-based organizations with limited financial resources. By providing pro bono legal assistance to such organizations, we allow them to focus their limited resources on issues more directly related to their missions – protecting and maintaining land entrusted to them, public education efforts, scientific research on endangered or threatened species, etc.

How can we help your organization?