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An Online Resource for Land Trust Training

Land conservation is a process—filled with many twists and turns. And we’re here to help you steer! Whether you have a quick question for our knowledgeable forum experts or need to dig deeper for sample documents and articles, stop by The Learning Center to quickly get the information you need.

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I use the Learning Center at least once a month, and have found it to be quite helpful.  As the conservation easement stewardship manager, I'm responsible for detailed ground and aerial monitoring.  I check the Learning Center before annual monitoring season to find examples from other land trusts so that I can continually improve the monitoring forms we use.
—Heidi Bock, Columbia Land Conservancy (NY)

Free Monthly Webinars: Introduction to The Learning Center

Dates: Every third Tuesday of the month
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Pre-registration is required - email Katie Chang at

View a recording of this webinar from March 2014

Who can use it? | How do I log-in? | What will I find at The Learning Center?
How do I ask a question?

Who Can Use It?

Land Trust Alliance board, staff, volunteers of Alliance member land trusts and partners, and individual members at the $250 level and above may use this online resource for free with a dial-up web connection anytime, anywhere.


How Do I Log In?

Click on the Get Started button at and enter your email address to retrieve your password or to register a new account.  Once you have your password, log in at


What You Will Find at The Learning Center

  • Online courses from the Standards and Practices curriculum
  • Discussion forums with experts online each week to answer your questions
  • Sample policies from other land trusts
  • Conservation Defense Clearinghouse
  • Accreditation support and the Pathways to Accreditation tool
  • Saving Land magazine archive
  • National land trust listserv archive


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Ask an Expert

Judy Anderson and Ryan Owens, two noted experts in the land conservation field, are available to answer your questions. Judy is covering Governance and Strong Organizations topics, and Ryan is covering Land Protection and Stewardship. Plus, governance expert Donna Erickson is online weekly to answer questions for all-volunteer land trusts.

Join in discussions on the Ask an Expert page. Here you can network with colleagues and tap into the expertise of conservation experts across the country. Ask questions. Share your success stories. Answer questions and share your experience!

As a new land trust managerial professional, the forum is often the first place I look for answers to a myriad of questions that seem to crop up - so I personally feel that it is a brilliant resource. Thank you!
—Susie Shipman, Trust for Virgin Islands, Inc.

*The Learning Center is a service offered to Alliance member land trusts and partners, and to individual members at the $250 level and above.

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