The Land Trust Alliance was established by land trusts in 1982 to strengthen conservation across America. Today, we serve our more than 1,100 members by:
- Uniting the land trust community as a strong political voice and leading advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C.
- Building land trusts’ capacity by providing learning opportunities, developing leaders and fostering collaboration.
- Supporting land trusts in their promise to protect land forever, by securing the public trust and providing specialized insurance.
No land trust works alone. Together, we can protect more land, protect it well, and protect it forever.
Join today by completing this form. If you prefer, you can download the donation form and fax it to 202-638-4730.
Benefits for Land Trusts
Membership in the Alliance is a smart business choice for your land trust, with benefits that will save you time and money — and advance your mission. Alliance member land trusts receive:
- Three subscriptions to our quarterly, award-winning magazine, Saving Land
- Access to The Learning Center — essentially an online university for land trusts, including free courses, expert-led forums, a library of conservation resources, the Legal Defense Reserves Calculator and our Conservation Defense Clearinghouse
- $100 discounts on registration for Rally: The National Land Conservation Conference for each staff and board member
- Affordable group rates on insurance designed specifically for land trusts, including liability insurance and Directors and Officers insurance
- Affiliate membership benefits from the Nonprofit Risk Management Center, including webinars, phone support and assessment tools all related to risk management
- Eligibility for Terrafirma conservation defense liability insurance (if other criteria are met)
- Eligibility for scholarships to training events
- Eligibility for capacity-building grants
- Discounts on publications
- Complimentary job listings in our popular online directory
- Inclusion in the Find a Land Trust directory
- Support in adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices
Land Trust Member Dues
Dues are based on a sliding scale. Your dues will be based on your organization’s operating expenses from the previous year.
|$10,000 or less
|$10,000 to $30,000
|$30,001 to $50,000
|$50,001 to $70,000
|$70,001 to $100,000
|$100,001 to $150,000
|$150,001 to $250,000
|$250,001 to $500,000
|$500,001 to $1,000,000
|$1,000,001 to $3,000,000
|More than $3,000,000
Eligibility for Land Trust Membership
Definition of a Land Trust
To be eligible for Land Trust Membership you must meet the following criteria:
- As all or part of your mission, your organization works to conserve land by undertaking or assisting in the acquisition of land or conservation easements and/or by conducting stewardship of such land or easements
- You are one of the following types of organization: 501(c) (3), 509(a) (3), or municipal/township land trust
If you don’t meet these criteria, we invite you to join the Land Trust Alliance as an Individual Member, Government Partner, Nonprofit Partner or Professional Partner.
Adoption of Land Trust Standards and Practices
All Land Trust Alliance member land trusts must adopt the 2004 revised Land Trust Standards and Practices — the ethical and technical guidelines for how to operate a land trust. The land trust community’s shared commitment to these guidelines is essential to maintaining public trust in conservation.
If you are joining the Alliance for the first time, you must provide a board resolution reflecting adoption of the Standards and Practices within one month. Otherwise, we will cancel your membership and refund you the dues you paid, less any discounts you received. If you received discounts greater than the dues you paid, you will be billed for the excess.
While adopting the Standards and Practices is a meaningful commitment, the process is simple. See the three steps to adopt.
Questions? Call 202-638-4725 or email email@example.com.