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Help Bur Oak Land Trust protect more of Iowa’s wetlands, prairies, and woodlands. You can create more nature preserves, public trails, and protected habitats. There are many ways to support the Land Trust’s mission. Choose the one that works best for you.

Cash, check, or online donations

You can easily donate through our online DONATE button, via PayPal, or Venmo

Mail a check to our office at 5 Sturgis Corner Dr. Ste. 1250 Iowa City, IA 52246

Our office is open by appointment if you prefer to drop off your gift in person.

Gifts of stock

When you transfer stock to the Land Trust, it is sold to provide funding for our work across Eastern Iowa. Please notify us if you plan to make a gift of stock so we can attribute the gift to you and send you an acknowledgment tax receipt. For more information on how to complete the transfer, please contact our office at 319-338-7030.

Qualified distributions

A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) is a distribution from your IRA (other than a SEP or SIMPLE IRA) directly to a qualified charitable organization, such as Bur Oak Land Trust. The dollar amount of the gift may be excluded from your taxable income up to a maximum of $100,000 annually, with some exceptions. Please consult your tax advisor for information regarding your specific exceptions.

Tribute Gifts 

Give a gift in memory or honor of someone special.

Employer Matching Contributions

Many companies have a matching gift program, such as Benevity, to support employee interests and demonstrate their commitment to the community. Ask your HR department for a matching gift form with your contribution. Looking to get out of the office and volunteer?  Ask about individual or group volunteer opportunities.

Legacy & Planned gifts

A lasting way to provide for the protection of Iowa’s natural beauty is to include Bur Oak Land Trust in your will. Please join others who have demonstrated their commitment to Iowa’s future and become a member of the Land Trust’s Legacy, for more information- https://buroaklandtrust.org/legacy-giving/

Special Nonresident Deer License 2024

Bidding for the 2024 nonresident deer tag will start on Tuesday, February 13 at 2:00 p.m. CT, and close on Saturday, February 24 at 5:00 p.m. CT. You may place more than one bid; the highest submitted value at the close of the auction will be accepted. If two individuals submit the highest bid, the one received first will be accepted.

This license is used as a fundraiser for Bur Oak Land Trust with the express purpose of providing a source of funding for conservation. 

Bid here!