Working to Preserve, Create, and Improve Edmond’s Natural, Scenic, and Outdoor Recreation Environment

 Our Purpose

The Edmond Land Conservancy provides the citizens of Edmond a vehicle for participating in the creation, preservation and improvement of Edmond’s green space and works with landowners who wish to donate land or place their land in a permanant conservation easement that restricts commercial or residential land development.


As a 501 (c)(3) incorporated organization, ELC is among the nation’s 1,300-plus nonprofit land trust organizations that operate independently of government.


As a member of the national Land Trust Alliance (LTA), the Edmond Land Conservancy adheres to established guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust organization, which is run legally, ethically, and in the public interest and conducts a sound program of land transactions and stewardship.

 Our Objectives

Helping to preserve Edmond’s natural, cultural, and scenic resources – water, forests, open space, historic sites,farmland, and floodplains


Identifying and pursuing opportunities to acquire rights in property through conservation easements, outright acquisitions or donations.


Implementing the Edmond Greenprint

 Our History

The Edmond Land Conservancy (ELC) was born out of The Edmond Greenprint, a document produced in July 2003 by the City of Edmond’s Green City Task Force. The ELC was formed by several members of the Green City Task Force in September 2003, and received its nonprofit status as a 501(c)(3) entity in March 2004.


With the help of seed money from the City of Edmond, ELC put its all volunteer organization together and under its adopted mission statement of: “Working to preserve, Create and Improve Edmond’s Natural, Scenic and Outdoor Recreation Environment,” set about to make itself known in the community and pursue projects consistent with the Greenprint.


A few years and over 100 acres under conservation easement later, ELC is working harder than ever to further its mission.


Meet The Board


Derek Smithee - Chairman

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Barrett Matthews - Secretary/Treasurer

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Marcus Ayers

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Alycia Evans

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Rand Phipps

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Jordan Sowers

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Michael Stacy

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Ashley Stringer

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