Trainings, Tools and Resources
New to conservation? Working on your Accreditation Application? We have an encyclopedia of information on The Learning Center, our online resource for all things conservation. For one-on-one tutorials for board members, volunteers or staff that need a tour of this valuable resource, contact firstname.lastname@example.org directly.
Want to stay up on the latest in board development, easement drafting, accreditation preparation and the effects of climate change on land trusts? Check out our for upcoming trainings and online webinars.
- video on water quality and rain gardens.The well-produced video, written by Athens Public Works and staring Bill Landry from the Tennessee Heartland Television Series, showcases the affects of land use change on watersheds and activities that local homeowners and communities can do to manage stormwater. (August 2011) : The Environmental Protection Agency awarded the City of Athens, Tennessee a grant to restore a wetland and produce a
- Case Study: (PDF) (2011)
- Southeast Watershed Forum’s Community Resources Mapper: target critical resource areas and refine your strategic plan.
- Local and Regional Land Trusts: Essential Partners and the Tools They Provide (2012)
A webinar produced by the USDA Forest Service and Open Space Conservation with a panel of land trust staff presenting valuable skills and tools used in working with local governments to balance growth and open space conservation (view session #5).
- Preserving Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers in Southeast Alabama (2005 - 2011)
The Alabama Forest Resources Center, easement holder for nearly 18,000 acres of Enon and Sehoy Plantations, recently completed the sixth year of work under a USFWS Private Stewardship Grant to preserve the last remaining red-cockaded woodpeckers in southeast Alabama.
- Southern Forests for the Future (2010)
This is a pioneering project launched by World Resources Institute (WRI), an environmental and development organization. The project publicizes threats facing southern U.S. forests, with pilot tests of financial, market-based and other incentives for woodland owners to preserve them. With the help of organizations and communities throughout the region, WRI’s long-term goal is to catalyze the sustainable stewardship of a fifth of the South’s remaining 214 million acres of forest by 2020.
- Southern Woodland Owners & Conservation Agreements: What They Think and What To Say (PDF, 1MB)
Prepared by the American Forest Foundation, this is an educational brochure for use as a guide for land trusts and resource professionals working with land owners.
Natural Areas Protection
- Produced by Defenders of Wildlife, in close cooperation with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Understanding the Impacts of Climate Change on Fish and Wildlife in North Carolina (PDF) (2010) provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of climate change science, specific synthesis of impacts on wildlife and habitats in North Carolina and the Southeast, a review of synergistic threats, as well as options for response through conservation planning and adaptive management.
- Adapting to Climate Change: What's a Coastal Land Trust to Do? In June 2011, Southeast land trusts came together during a workshop hosted by the NOAA Coastal Services Center and Land Trust Alliance to discuss climate adaptation challenges around land protection and communication and share resources and ideas to help with these challenges. Read the reportor visit the Coastal Conservation Networking partnership's Climate Change Toolkit.