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Land Trusts Committed to Proposed Conservation Defense Insurance Program

The leadership of the following 324 land trusts in ensuring the permanence of their conservation work is an inspiration to land trusts everywhere.  They have made a difference already.  By committing to join this proposed program, these land trusts have pushed enrollment to 100 percent of the needed 12,000 commitments to make the program feasible.

This is now only a proposed program, but you can help make it a reality.  Over the next year we will have a series of interim land marks to help the Alliance board decide whether to proceed to the next step in creating this program.

 

Committed Land Trusts

as of June 11, 2010

Alaska

Great Land Trust
Interior Alaska Land Trust
Kachemak Heritage Land Trust

 

Alabama

Freshwater Land Trust
Weeks Bay Foundation

 

Arizona

Arizona Land and Water Trust
Center for Desert Archeology
Desert Foothills Land Trust
Verde Valley Land Preservation Institute

 

California

California Open Lands
California Rangeland Trust
Cayucos Land Conservancy
Center for Natural Lands Management
Central Valley Farmland Trust
Coastside Land Trust
Eastern Sierra Land Trust
Fallbrook Land Conservancy
Feather River Land Trust
Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
Golden State Land Conservancy
Humboldt North Coast Land Trust
Lake County Land Trust
Land Trust for Santa Barbara County
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County
Lassen Land and Trails Trust
Marin Agricultural Land Trust
McKinleyville Land Trust
Mendocino Land Trust
Nevada County Land Trust
Northcoast Regional Land Trust
Ojai Valley Land Conservancy
Peninsula Open Space Trust
Placer Land Trust
Redwood Coast Land Conservancy
Riverside Land Conservancy
Sacramento Valley Conservancy
Sanctuary Forest
Sequoia Riverlands Trust
Shasta Land Trust
Sierra Foothill Conservancy
Solano Land Trust
Sonoma Land Trust
The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo
The Land Trust of Napa County
The Pacific Forest Trust
Truckee Donner Land Trust
Ventura Hillsides Conservancy
Yolo Land Trust

 

Colorado

Aspen Valley Land Trust
Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust
Colorado Open Lands
Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation
Eagle Valley Land Trust
Estes Valley Land Trust
La Plata Open Space Conservancy
Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas
Legacy Land Trust
Mesa Land Trust
Montezuma Land Conservancy
Mountain Area Land Trust
Orient Land Trust
Palmer Land Trust
Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust
San Isabel Land Protection Trust
San Miguel Conservation Foundation
Western Wildlife Corridor

 

Connecticut

Avalonia Land Conservancy, Inc.
Colchester Land Trust
Connecticut Farmland Trust
Cornwall Conservation Trust
Goshen Land Trust
Great Meadows Conservation Trust
Hamden Land Conservation Trust
Kongscut Land Trust
Land Conservancy of Ridgefield, Inc.
Lyme Land Conservation Trust, Inc.
Naromi Land Trust, Inc.
Norfolk Land Trust
Old Saybrook Land Trust, Inc.
Salem Land Trust
Southbury Land Trust

 

District of Columbia

Humane Society of the United States Wildlife Land Trust

 

Delaware

Delaware Nature Society
Nanticoke River Watershed Conservancy

 

Florida

Alachua Conservation Trust
Calusa Land Trust & Nature Preserve of Pine Island, Inc.
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast
Conservation Trust for Florida, Inc.
North Florida Land Trust
Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy

 

Georgia

Athens Land Trust
Broad River Watershed Association
Central Savannah River Land Trust
Georgia Piedmont Land Trust
Mountain Conservation Trust of Georgia
Newton County Land Trust Alliance, Inc.
Oconee River Land Trust
Southeast Regional Land Conservancy
St. Simons Land Trust

 

Hawaii

Maui Coastal Land Trust

 

Idaho

Clark Fork-Pend Oreille Conservancy
Palouse Land Trust, Inc.
Teton Regional Land Trust
Wood River Land Trust

 

Illinois

Barrington Area Conservation Trust
Jo Daviess Conservation Fund
Land Conservancy of Will County
Liberty Prairie Conservancy
Natural Land Institute
Openlands Land Preservation
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County

 

Indiana

Oxbow of Indiana, Inc.
Shirley Heinze Land Trust, Inc.
Sycamore Land Trust
Wood-Land-Lakes Resource Conservation and Development, Inc.

 

Iowa

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
Johnson County Heritage Trust

 

Kansas

Ranchland Trust of Kansas

 

Kentucky

Kentucky Natural Lands Trust

 

Massachusetts

Acton Conservation Trust
Ashburnham Conservation Trust
BTA/BOLT, Inc.
Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust
Dunstable Rural Land Trust
East Quabbin Land Trust
Essex County Greenbelt Association
Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust
The Coalition for Buzzards Bay
The Northeast Wilderness Trust
The Trustees of Reservations
Wareham Land Trust
White Oak Land Conservation Society

 

Maryland

Bay Land Trust
Catoctin Land Trust
Conservancy for Charles County
Harford Land Trust, Inc.
Rockburn Land Trust

 

Maine

Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance
Blue Hill Heritage Trust
Boothbay Region Land Trust
Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust
Coastal Mountains Land Trust
Forest Society of Maine
Francis Small Heritage Trust
Frenchman Bay Conservancy
Friends of Unity Wetlands
Georges River Land Trust
Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust
Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
Island Heritage Trust
Islesboro Islands Trust
Kennebec Estuary Land Trust
Kennebec Land Trust
Kittery Land Trust
Loon Echo Land Trust
Mahoosuc Land Trust
Maine Coast Heritage Trust
Maine Farmland Trust
Maine Wilderness Watershed Trust
Medomak Valley Land Trust
Orono Land Trust
Sebasticook Regional Land Trust
Sheepscot Valley Consesrvation Association, Inc.
The Conservation Trust of Brooksville, Casting & Penobscot
Three Rivers Land Trust
Vinalhaven Land Trust

 

Michigan

Cadillac Area Land Conservancy
Central Lake Superior Land Conservancy
Chikaming Open Lands
Chippewa Watershed Conservancy
Headwaters Land Conservancy
Leelanau Conservancy
Legacy Land Conservancy
Little Forks Conservancy
North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy
Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy
Six Rivers Regional Land Conservancy
Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy
Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy
Upper Peninsula Land Conservancy

 

Missouri

Greenbelt Land Trust of Mid-Missouri

 

Mississippi

Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain

 

Montana

Bitter Root Land Trust, Inc.
Gallatin Valley Land Trust
Mid-Yellowstone Land Trust dba Peaks and Prairies Land Trust
Prickly Pear Land Trust
The Vital Ground Foundation

 

Nebraska

The Nebraska Land Trust

 

Nevada

Nevada Land Conservancy

 

New Hampshire

Bedford Land Trust
Francestown Land Trust
Green Mountain Conservation Group
Monadnock Conservancy
Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire
Squam Lakes Conservation Society
Upper Saco Valley Land Trust

 

New Jersey

Friends of the Hopewell Valley Open Space, Inc.
Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance
South Jersey Land & Water Trust
The Land Conservancy of New Jersey
Upper Raritan Watershed Association

 

New Mexico

Intermountain Conservation Trust
New Mexico Land Conservancy
Santa Fe Conservation Trust

 

New York

Agricultural Stewardship Association
Cazenovia Preservation Foundation
Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, Inc.
Columbia Land Conservancy
Dutchess Land Conservancy
Finger Lakes Land Trust
Genesee Land Trust, Inc.
Greene Land Trust
Hudson Highlands Land Trust
Keep Conservation Foundation
Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy
North Shore Land Alliance
Ontario Bays Initiative, Inc.
Open Space Conservancy
Otsego Land Trust
Rensselaer Land Trust
Roundout-Esopus Land Conservancy
Scenic Hudson Land Trust
Schoharie Land Trust
Southern Madison Heritage Trust, Inc.
The Garden Conservancy
Thousand Islands Land Trust
Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust
Wallkill Valley Land Trust
Woodstock Land Conservancy

 

North Carolina

Association for the Preservation of the Eno River Valley, Inc. (Eno River Association)
Blue Ridge Rural Land Trust
Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy
Catawba Lands Conservancy
Conservation Trust for North Carolina
Davidson Lands Conservancy
Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina
Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust
National Committee for the New River
North Carolina Coastal Land Trust
Pacolet Area Conservancy
Saluda Community Land Trust
Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
The Land Trust for Central North Carolina
The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee, Inc.

 

Ohio

Appalachia Ohio Alliance
Athens Conservancy
Beaver Creek Wetlands Association
Champaign Land Preservation
Clinton County Open Lands
Fairfield Land Preservation Association
Gates Mills Land Conservancy
Little Beaver Creek Land Foundation
Owl Creek Conservancy
The Land Conservancy of Hamilton County, Ohio
Three Valley Conservation Trust

 

Oregon

Deschutes Land Trust
McKenzie River Trust
Southern Oregon Land Conservancy

 

Pennsylvania

Bedminster Regional Land Conservancy
Berks County Conservancy
Centre County Farmland Trust
ClearWater Conservancy
Countryside Conservancy
Delaware Highlands Conservancy
Eden Hill Conservancy
Edward L. Rose Conservancy of Susquehanna County
Kennett Township Land Trust
Lancaster Farmland Trust
London Britain Township Land Trust
Natural Lands Trust, Inc.
North Branch Land Trust
Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy
Open Land Conservancy of Chester County
The Manada Conservancy
Tinicum Conservancy
Willistown Conservation Trust

 

Rhode Island

Block Island Conservancy
The Sakonnet Preservation Association, Inc.

 

South Carolina

Congaree Land Trust
Edisto Island Open Land Trust
Mount Pleasant Land Conservancy
Naturaland Trust
Pee Dee Land Trust
Spartanburg Area Conservancy
Upstate Forever

 

South Dakota

Northern Prairies Land Trust

 

Tennessee

The Land Trust for Tennessee

 

Texas

Bexar Land Trust, Inc. dba Green Space Alliance of South Texas
Connemara Conservancy Foundation
Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust
Hill Country Conservancy
Hill Country Land Trust
Native Prairies Association of Texas
Pines and Prairies Land Trust
Texas Land Conservancy

 

Utah

Summit Land Conservancy

 

Virginia

Capital Region Land Conservancy
Land Trust of Virginia
New River Land Trust
Northern Neck Land Conserancy
Old Dominion Land Conservancy
Potomac Conservancy
Valley Conservation Council, Inc.
Virginia Eastern Shore Land Trust, Inc.
Western Virginia Land Trust

 

Vermont

Charlotte Land Trust
Duxbury Land Trust
Greensboro Land Trust
Lake Champlain Land Trust
Northern Rivers Land Trust

 

Washington

Bainbridge Island Land Trust
Chehalis River Basin Land Trust
Chelan-Douglas Land Trust
Great Peninsula Conservancy
Jefferson Land Trust
Lummi Island Heritage Trust
Methow Conservancy
North Olympic Land Trust
PCC Farmland Trust
The San Juan Preservation Trust
Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust
Whidbey Camano Land Trust

 

Wisconsin

Caledonia Conservancy
Door County Land Trust
Driftless Area Land Conservancy
Glacial Lakes Conservancy
Green Lake Conservancy Foundation
Kenosha-Racine Land Trust
Kettle Moraine Land Trust
Kinnickinnic River Land Trust
Natural Heritage Land Trust
North Central Conservancy Trust
Northwoods Land Trust
Standing Cedars Community Land Conservancy, Inc.
Tall Pines Conservancy
The Prairie Enthusiasts
West Wisconsin Land Trust

 

West Virginia

Cacapon & Lost Rivers Land Trust
Hampshire County Farmland Protection Board
Land Trust of the Eastern Panhandle
West Virginia Land Trust

 

Wyoming

Green River Valley Land Trust (Wyoming Land Trust)
Sheridan Community Land Trust
Wyoming Stock Growers Agricultural Land Trust

 

Questions?  Call or write:

Leslie Ratley-Beach
Conservation Defense Director
Land Trust Alliance
44 Deerfield Drive
Montpelier, VT  05602
802-262-6051 phone and fax
lrbeach@lta.org

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Support from land trusts

Christian Freitag, attorney-at-law and executive director at Sycamore Land Trust (IN), says "I view Conservation Defense Insurance as another step the land trust community is taking to keep our promises. We claim that we will help people protect their land in perpetuity. With this program, the public can be more confident than ever that we take that commitment seriously."

 

Greg Gamble, executive director at Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (CA), says that "this is one of the most helpful things that the Land Trust Alliance could attempt for its members, and I have greatly appreciated the professional, thoughtful, fair and inclusive process that you have led."

 

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