In 2011, a handful of committed conservation organisations established the Australian Land Conservation Alliance (ALCA).

Since then, ALCA has grown.

In 2017, representatives from Biodiversity Conservation Trust NSW, Bush Heritage Australia, Greening Australia, Landcare Australia and South Endeavour Trust joined Queensland Trust for Nature, Nature Foundation SA, Tasmanian Land Conservancy, The Nature Conservancy – Australia Program and Trust for Nature (Victoria) on the Board of ALCA.

Recognising that private land conservation efforts in Australia appear fragmented across states and lack synergy, a key driver behind ALCA’s formation was to bring together key participants in private land conservation in order to develop a consistency of approach, and promote, explain and execute conservation programs on private lands.

In its role as a national voice for private land conservation, ALCA’s mission is to ensure that private land conservation communities make the greatest possible contribution to the achievement of local, national and international nature conservation goals.