Founded in 1986, FLT is dedicated to protecting natural land areas in Francestown and nearby environs. A registered 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, FLT can hold and monitor conservation easements, help negotiate land transfers, and, with public support, purchase sensitive properties. FLT is a completely volunteer organization that relies on private donations for its work and is separate from the town Conservation Commission.
Currently the organization owns properties totaling 819-acres, including the Rand Brook Forest (accessed from Old County Road South and Russell Station Road). All land owned by FLT is open for public use. In addition, FLT holds conservation easements on 29 privately owned properties, helping to protect an additional 1,554 acres. Total protected area—2,398 acres.