Pines and Prairies Land Trust (PPLT) was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in February 2001. The founding members created the land trust as a means to protect land in their communities. PPLT has evolved to protect natural and cultural resources through education and the preservation of open space in the Central Texas counties of Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, Lee and Travis County. PPLT holds conservation easements and owns property in the five county region it serves. Besides direct land conservation, PPLT also hosts nature lessons, workshops and participates in conferences, local environmental events and provides speakers for civic and business groups.