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Listings with an asterisk (*) note an AYO-trained consultant

*Abernathy Consulting

7 Melbourne Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(202) 257-8816 | Email

Jim Abernathy has provided capacity building assistance to hundreds of environmental and conservation organizations throughout the United States in organizational assessments, strategic planning, leadership transitions, and strengthening coalitions and networks.  He has conducted guided organizational assessments of organizational strength and land transaction capacity for land trusts.

AgVisory, LLC

38 Cemetary Road
Charlton, MA 01507
(413) 237-9196

American Timberlands Company

98 Centermarsh Lane
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
(843) 979-2221 | Email | Website

Amicus-Strategic Environmental Consulting

580 Second Street
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 693-1241 | Email | Website

Amicus is proud to support the people and organizations working to conserve land for enjoyment as open space, recreation and habitat. Services for the conservation community range from due diligence to support of acquisitions and easements to environmental strategy and issue management for urban park projects; we understand the special challenges facing conservation professionals: modest budgets, time constraints, funding requirements, competition for resources. Call Amicus for all your due diligence and environmental project management needs.

*Anjali Kaul Consulting

8826 Chalk Knoll Drive
Austin, TX 78735
(512) 917-2525 | Email

Anne W. Garnett

46 Cole Street
Jamestown, RI 02835
(401) 423-3547 | Email

Another Set of Eyes

Primary contact: Jon Haber
4501 Timberlane Street
Missoula, MT 59802
(406) 214-1365 | Email | Website

With experience in fish and wildlife conservation planning, conservation easements, Endangered Species Act compliance, public land laws, policy analysis, and city/county planning, I offer focused research and writing, critical document review, and analytical problem-solving to land trusts, landowners, government agencies, grantmakers and attorneys. I will provide adjunct staff work at negotiable rates.

Barber & Mann, Inc.

453 Northpark Drive
Ridgeland, MS 39157
(601) 957-3443 | Email | Website

We specialize in conservation easement appraisals and coordinate conservation easement projects and conservation land protection efforts throughout the Southeast US. I also do work under contract for the Land Trust Alliance for the Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation.

Bidwell Advisors

19 Forbes Avenue
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 584-2732 | Email | Website

Since 2001, Bidwell Advisors has been providing real estate and planned giving consulting services to the nonprofit community, with a specialty in helping nonprofits attract and structure gifts of real estate. With a background in land conservation, Dennis Bidwell particularly enjoys helping land trusts attract major gifts of non-cash assets, especially real estate.

Carla Lee Lewis

109 Russling Road
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
(908) 684-1477 | Email

Carolyn Vogel

6142 Jumano Lane
Austin, TX 78749
(512) 301-1635 | Email

*Community Consultants

Primary contact: Judy Anderson
PO Box 617
Kinderhook, NY 12106
(518) 758-7226 | Email

*Conservation Consulting Group

Primary contact: Nancy W. Moore, Managing Partner
PO Box 6751
Monona, WI 53716
(847) 644-1026 | Email

Conservation Consulting Group (CCG) is a collective of highly experienced professionals, David Allen, Peter McKeever and Nancy Moore, who are passionate about land conservation and dedicated to building the capacity and advancing the mission of land trusts, conservancies and environmental organizations nationally. Specialties include strategic planning, organizational assessments, board development, facilitation, coaching and mentoring, and training and education. We love what we do and we think you will too.

Conservation Easement Consultants, LLC

9 Office Park Circle, Suite 101
Birmingham, AL 35223
(205) 401-5181 | Email | Website

We have  prepared  and documented conservations easements since 2002. We have placed easements in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Wyoming, Texas, New Mexico, Montana, Virginia, New York, Illinois and South Carolina. We have conserved in excess of 500,000 acres. We prepare everything needed to file an easement.

Conservation Impact

1792 Wynkoop Street, Suite 307
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 223-4886 | Email | Website

Conservation Impact provides comprehensive organizational development consulting to nonprofit organizations and public agencies. Since 1996, Conservation Impact has worked with dozens of Land Trusts of all sizes across the country to take them to their next level of development. The staff brings significant expertise in stewardship, conservation sciences and nonprofit management. Our services are focused and highly customized for each client. Contact us for information about strategic planning and positioning, marketing, organizational development and resource development.

Conservation Land Group, Inc

550 Montgomery Street, Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 391-3003

Conservation Pays, LLC

Primary contact: Mr. Joseph C. Skalski
6849 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Building A-2
Atlanta, GA 30328
(770) 671-1533 | Email | Website

Conservation Pays, LLC is the land conservation affiliate of Large & Gilbert CPAs. The company coordinates landowners, appraisers, land trusts and attorneys to make grants of conservation easements happen.

Conservation Service Company, LLC

20 W Chapman Street
Alexandria, VA 22301
(703) 683-0506 | Email
Contact: Jean W. Hocker

Conservation Tax Transfer, LLC

115 W Jefferson Street
Madison, GA 30650
(706) 334-20073 | Email | Website

Carl, Karen, and Jody Barbour decided to bring their experience to Georgia’s new transferable tax credit. They formed Conservation Tax Transfer, LLC (CTT), a Georgia based company with an office in the small historic town of Madison, Georgia. Kristina Sorensen joined the team as Executive Director in November of 2011 and runs the day-to-day operations in Georgia. Elliott Davenport and Ric Felker joined the team in October 2012 as Credit Transfer Agents. They work closely with individuals, professionals, and corporations that are interested in purchasing conservation tax credits.

*Danosky & Associates

Primary contact: Sharon J. Danosky, President & Founder
Mailing address: PO Box 396, Sherman, CT 06784
Physical address: 143 West Street 123A Building C, New Milford, CT  06776
(860) 799-6330 or (860) 799-6331 | Email | Website

Danosky & Associates is an action-oriented, results-driven consulting firm focused on providing professional Development and Financial Services products for the not-for-profit organization looking to grow, build their base and achieve long-lasting results. Danosky & Associates has successfully guided diverse non-profit organizations, focusing on Board building, leadership development, strategic planning, fund-raising and tactical marketing -- increasing the organizations’ stature, position and financial support in the community.  In recent work with land trusts, Danosky & Associates has guided strategic planning, increased fund-raising, facilitated land stewardship initiatives and acquisition criteria and assisted with development of Board policies. Danosky Financial Services offers professional financial management, operational analysis and planning through an integrated approach to help your organization accelerate growth, lower risk, address capacity and ensure compliance. President & Founder - Sharon J. Danosky, is a sought after presenter at conferences.

Deb BallietConsulting

64 Pershing Drive
Scotia, NY 12302
(859) 230-0980 | Email

Deb Balliet Consulting (DBC) is a not-for-profit consultant practice specializing in helping organizations develop their fund-raising program and board of directors in order for the organization to thrive. DBC also provides fund-raising program audits and interim executive director services. Deb Balliet is a proven not-for profit consultant with 25+ year of fund-raising and executive leadership experience on which to draw.

*Development for Conservation LLC

Primary contact: David Allen
608 West Dean Avenue
Madison, WI 53716
(608) 239-5006 | Email | Website

David Allen/Development for Conservation assists conservation organizations raising money from individual donors by improving renewal, cultivation, and major gift development systems. David brings 25 years of experience to the practice, including thirteen with The Nature Conservancy. With a focus on implementation and follow-through, he has worked with dozens of land trusts across the country on fundraising audits and plans, board training, campaigns, and coaching. “You can raise more money for your land trust. I can help."

*E-Concepts, LLC

286 Stoneylonesome Road
Stahlstown, PA 15687
(724) 493-4026 | Email

Elizabeth Richardson

2294 Ronda Vista Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 661-1509 | Email

*Erickson Consulting

325 Keith Avenue
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 370-0454 | Email | Website

Erickson Consulting, Inc provides planning and analysis services to land trusts, including organizational assessments, accreditation preparation, and strategic planning.  Donna Erickson has Alliance training in organizational development.  With extensive landscape planning experience, Erickson also assists land trusts in creating strategic land conservation plans.

FLO Analytics

2001 NW 19th Avenue, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 501-5214 | Email | Website

FLO provides a variety of GIS and database services to enhance land trusts daily operations and ongoing strategic planning efforts. Throughout the spatial planning process, we work closely with your organization to develop a pathway for incorporating GIS resources that will meet your needs, resources, skill level, and support your mission.

Frontier GIS

11516 Leapwood Place
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 757-1484 | Email | Website

Frontier GIS offers a unique opportunity for land trusts to create affordable professional maps using our custom data creation tool and account services. We also offer complete baseline documentation with our certified wildlife biologists.  Flexible expertise and creative problem solving are our hallmarks.

*Growth Strategies, Inc.

Primary contact: Valerie Hogan
1500 County Road C
Star Prairie, WI  54026
(715) 248-4849 | Email | Website

Growth Strategies, Inc. helps organizations grow and succeed. Consulting services include: organizational assessments, strategic planning, implementation of Land Trust Standards and Practices, outcome measurement, process improvement and procedural documentation. Valerie Hogan, president, has more than 20 years of experience facilitating the development of innovative strategies, achievable goals, measurable objectives, and action plans that include accountability. In essence, plans that lead to success!

*Hoffman & Hoffman

PO Box 621
Newcastle, ME 04553
(207) 586-5747 | Email

We offer a range of services for land trusts including organizational assessments, transaction and accreditation support. Maureen Hoffman was executive director of a Maine land trust for 10 years. Paul Hoffman has over 14 years experience as a land trust president, treasurer and board member, and managed a successful accreditation effort.

*Innovative Resources Group

Primary contact: Beth Hershenhart
11 Round Table Road
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(800) 710-7760 | Email | Website

*JVZ Consulting, LLC

Primary contact: Jane Zirlis
131 Boardman Road
East Haddam, CT 06423
(860) 873-3025 | Email

Facilitator, mediator and management consultant, Jane uses collaborative decision-making and joint-problem solving techniques to guide organizations in achieving their mission and goals.  Leadership development and succession planning enhance Board effectiveness.  Project management expertise optimizes limited resources.  Mediation and Conflict Coaching keeps matters out of court, and maintains productive relationships.

*Karlene McCabe

5821 N Campbell Avenue
Portland, OR 97217
(541) 231-8818 | Email

We provide organizational assessments, strategic planning, storytelling and fundraising services to land trusts and other conservation organizations.

*Kidd Associates

92 Isle of Springs Road
Boothbay, ME 04537
(207) 633-5660 | Email

*Land Conservation Associates

Primary contact: Elizabeth Wroblicka, Esq.
51 Olive Street
Northampton, MA  01060
(916) 712-4879 | Email | Website

As a former staff member of the Alliance, and of several land trusts, Elizabeth Wroblicka is uniquely qualified to represent land trusts and landowners in land conservation transactions. She understands how land trusts operate and has negotiated dozens of land conservation transactions with landowners in both Massachusetts and California. In addition to transactions, Attorney Wroblicka has experience in litigation, estate planning, charitable donations, and the legal responsibilities of nonprofit board members.

Law Office of Annette Lorraine, PLC / Land As Legacy Consulting

PO Box 1466
Montpelier, VT 05601
(802) 262-6400 | Email | Website

Annette Lorraine is a real estate attorney actively practicing in Vermont, and a land conservation consultant nationwide. She has direct experience in land trust transactional and stewardship work as well as degrees in environmental law and organizational behavior. These result in comprehensive, practical and efficient services.

Look At The Land, Inc.

19 Sunnyside Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 585-0393 | Email

Lyme Timber Company

23 S Main Street, 3rd Floor
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 643-3300 | Website
Contact: Peter R. Stein

Matrix New World Engineering, Inc.

26 Columbia Turnpike
Florham Park, NJ 07932
(302) 598-7553 | Email | Website

Matrix New World Engineering, Inc. is a woman-owned environmental consulting and engineering firm with a focus on habitat restoration and site remediation. Our mission is to marry companies that need to do restoration with projects that require funding with the outcome being the betterment of the natural environment.

May & Company

110 Monument Place
Vicksburg, MS 39180
(601) 636-4762 | Email | Website

CPA firm hired with several clients in mitigation banking and conservation easements.

*Mayes | Wilson & Associates, LLC

3323 North Summit Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 807-4319 | Email | Website

Regional offices:
Southeast
17746 Caldwell Station Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 655-8727 | Fax: (704) 453-1656

Southwest
PO Box 946
San Marcos, TX 78607
(414) 807-4319

MAYES | WILSON advises land trusts, nonprofit organizations, conservation and environmental groups, and conservation-minded individuals; helping clients focus their energy and resources to increase mission success. Services include organizational assessments, board evaluations, board and organizational development, and all aspects of planning – strategic, annual, transition, and succession. Specialty services for conservation organizations, agencies and landowners include conservation planning, assistance with conservation land transactions, land management, accreditation preparation, and stewardship.

*Megan Gallagher, Conservation Consulting

5618 Rock Hill Mill Road
The Plains, VA 20198
(540) 253-5162 | Email | Website

Megan Gallagher provides strategic planning for effective initiatives in land use, land protection and compatible economic development; develops advocacy campaigns to protect natural and historic resources; guides conservation board members and staff through program audits, organizational development and other steps to improve performance and gain tax exempt status or land trust accreditation; and creates messages, publications and other public outreach tools to achieve positive change in public policy.

Mountains To Sound GIS LLC

5901 46th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98136
(206) 406-3297 | Email

We provide geospatial analysis(GIS), award-winning cartography and data management services to organizations pursuing environmental conservation, stewardship and sustainability efforts in the Pacific Northwest.

New York Council of Nonprofits

272 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204
(518) 4349194 x115 | Email | Website

NYcon is the state association of nonprofits providing a range of cost saving membership benefits, employee benefits and insurance products as well as training and technical assistance to our 3,200 members throughout New York state.

*Nick Williams Consulting

4104 32nd Street
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
(443) 722-0528 | Email

Strategic conservation planning; conservation easements,land acquisitions; baseline documentation reports; land and easement stewardship, monitoring; forest stewardship/management plans; assess/inventory agricultural BMP's; wetland restoration; land trust capacity building; Assessing Your Organization (Land Trust Alliance); assistance towards accreditation; grants: seeking, proposals, evaluation; website and newsletter content and design.

*Peg Wheeler

252 W. 3rd Street, Apt 2
Boston, MA 02127
Email

The Quantum Group LLC

5214 River Ridge Circle
Sylvania, OH 43560
(419) 340-8115 | Email | Website

Quantum Group is an organization/management consulting firm operated by Kevin Joyce, former executive director of Black Swamp Conservancy who has a law degree and a master’s in management.  Services include strategic planning, organizational development, mergers, and legal counsel for land trusts.

Resource and Land Management, Inc.

204 Brian Drive
Pleasanton, TX 78064
(210) 415-2266 | Email | Website

Resource and Land Management, Inc. has been engaged in land management and conservation practices for over 30 years. Service arrays include Phase I ESAs, mapping and baseline documentation. Landowner engagement and stewardship can be enhanced with our team of qualified professionals.

Roger Sternberg Forestry & Land Conservation

PO Box 1211
Mendocino, CA 95460
(707) 937-0776 | Email

*Rowley & Associates, PC

Primary contact: Eric C. Rowley, CPA
6A Hills Avenue
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 228-5400 | Email

*Sage Advisors

49 Birchwood Lane
Lincoln, MA 01773
(406) 579-8259 | Email | Website

Sage Advisors provides strategy and program design services to support landscape scale conservation. We have 25 years of success conserving land, water, forest and habitat through efficient strategies that incorporate our real estate, finance and organizational expertise to create pragmatic solutions for organizations of all sizes.

Expertise:  Landscape Conservation Strategy, Program Design and Evaluation, Policy Analysis, Land Planning, Conservation Easement Stewardship, Coalition Building, Financing, Board Development, Strategic Planning, Fund Raising.

*Samuel Stokes

8000 Park Crest Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 585-2270 | Email

Sam Stokes assists land trusts with guided assessments and advises on natural areas protection, strategic planning, and effective management.  He has over thirty years' experience working for the National Park Service, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and nonprofit conservation organizations.

*Scharffenberger Land Planning

Primary contact: Tom Scharffenberger
523 17th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 387-3077 | Email

Tom Scharffenberger is a landscape architect and conservation planner who assists non-profit organizations and landowners with individual acquisition transactions, as well as the development of strategic conservation plans for entire regions.  Conservation plans have been prepared for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, American Farmland Trust, The Nature Conservancy, the Great Valley Center and several California land trusts.

Snyder Appraisal Associates

3004 Hempland Road, Suite 3
Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 435-9560 | Email | Website

Real estate appraisal company that specializes in agricultural and agri-business properties. Our company has done over 200 conservation easement appraisals in the 11 years we have been in business.

Solid Ground Consulting Group

516 SE Morrison, Street, Suite 400
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 249-0000 | Email | Website

*SONRi Corp

26 Cascade Caverns Road
Boerne, TX 78015-8308
(210) 387-8628 | Email | Website

SONRI is dedicated to helping people talk about the balance between economic development, environmental impact, and social responsibility.  We have helped dozens of land trusts develop their organizational capabilities and capacity for conservation, and serve as consultants to key policy makers in Washington and around the nation.  From all-volunteer nonprofits to the Department of Defense, SONRI leads the way in cutting-edge conservation for a more sustainable future.

Strategic Conservation Consulting, LLC

Primary contact: Justin Pevnick, Esq. (licensed only in New York)
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 594-7130 | Email | Website

Strategic Conservation Consulting, LLC (SCC) provides professional services to clients facing difficult land use, organizational, compliance, and client-management issues. From strategically drafting conservation easements to presenting before municipal boards and producing successful accreditation applications, SCC solves your problems. Contact us to resolve your conflicts, present your proposals, and help your organization fulfill its mission.

Sustain Environmental

3104 O Street, Suite 164
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 457-1856 | Email | Website

Sustain Environmental specializes in sustainable natural resource management, including biological resource assessments, adaptive management planning and monitoring, stewardship capacity building, and interpretive education. A full service environmental consulting firm, Sustain is a 100% women-owned small business working to sustain people, places and prosperity at the local and bioregional level.

Tax Credit Connection, Inc.

Primary contact: Ariel Steele
2919 W. 17th Avenue
Suite 201
Longmont, CO 80503
(303) 774-8127 | Email | Website

At Tax Credit Connection we take pride in delivering excellent service to all our clients. We help conserve working farms and ranches, scenic vistas and wildlife habitat in Colorado and New Mexico by matching sellers and buyers of conservation easement income tax credits. Landowners can earn cash while keeping the family ranch alive; buyers of tax credits pay less on their taxes while helping protect the very landscapes they want their grandchildren to enjoy. We are more than tax credit brokers: We work side by side with our clients to help them achieve these very goals.

*Third Sector Innovations

730 Bunting Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 241-1139 | Email | Website

*Trailmarker Associates

PO Box 94
Keene Valley, NY 12943
(518) 576-2079 | Email | Website

Henrietta Jordan, principal consultant, helps land trusts prepare for accreditation, complete organizational assessments and develop strategic action plans.  She formerly served as the Land Trust Alliance’s Northeast policy and assessments manager and as review manager for the Land Trust Accreditation Commission and has worked with nonprofits for over 30 years.

Trout Mountain Forestry

Primary contact: Mark Miller
1800 NW Upshur Street, Suite 201
Portland, OR 97209
(541) 602-2180 | Email | Website

Trout Mountain Forestry specializes in long-term, conservation-based forest management for family forest owners, land trusts, organizations and municipal governments throughout western Oregon and Washington.  We assist with conservation assessment, easement development, appraisal, mapping, and baseline reporting, as well as stewardship planning, restoration, and management for working forestlands.  TMF is an FSC certified resource manager and a NRCS certified technical service provider.

Urban Ecosystem Restorations, Inc.

5227 Wyoming Road
Bethesda, MD 20816
(202) 494-8562 | Email

Urban Ecosystem Restorations, Inc. works with landowners and developers to preserve, restore, create and maintain multifunctional green spaces in the DC-metro region.

*Visjonær Consulting & Communications LLC

111 Doc Mac Drive
Boscobel, WI 53805
(608) 386-2563 | Email | Website

Visjonær Consulting & Communications provides services for land trusts, other nonprofit organizations, individuals and conservation philanthropists in the areas of marketing/communications, strategic planning, fundraising and grant writing, crafting impactful publications and videos, developing conservation partnerships, board and organizational development, and national land trust accreditation. Tim Jacobson, principal consultant, is a former executive director of Mississippi Valley Conservancy and has two decades of legal experience. Jacobson's seven years as a land trust executive director resulted in the quintupling of protected land to more than 15,000 acres, a tripling of membership, recognition for the organization as "Land Trust of the Year" for the State of Wisconsin, and national accreditation. Jacobson also is executive producer of an environmental documentary slated for broadcast on Public TV (Mysteries of the Driftless) and he's the author of a best-selling novel. Call or email Tim today for a free consultation.

*Western Conservation Associates, LLC

Primary contact: Jim Elias
4 Dorset Lane
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 888-2282 | Email | Website

Western Conservation Associates serves land trusts, community organizations, government agencies and private landowners. Western Conservation Associates' Principal Jim Elias has worked for and with land trusts for 20 years and is AYO-trained. Together with Associates, Jim coordinates fee and easement transactions; conducts site-specific and regional conservation evaluations; and provides organizational development assistance.

William A. Bayreuther Grant Writing

138 South Road
Readfield, ME 04355
(207) 242-6029 | Email | Website

Certified Fund Raising Executive Bill Bayreuther's services to land trusts focus on foundation, government, and corporate prospect research and grant writing for operating, project, capacity-building, and capital support. Former Development Director for Maine's Downeast Lakes Land Trust, Bill offers free initial consultation and tailors comprehensive services to each client's needs.

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