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Determining Stewardship Costs and Raising and Managing Dedicated Funds

Presented by the Missouri Land Trust Coalition

Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Jefferson City, Missouri
Missouri Department of Conservation Headquarters
Credit Union Auditorium


The land you save today is the land you will protect tomorrow. And the day after that. And the day after that. And the next day . . . Before  accepting this responsibility, land trusts need to be clear about the commitments they undertake today and the promises they make on behalf of future generations. How does a land trust know if they have the resources to protect these lands in the future? How do you calculate the costs of accepting property or conservation easements? How can you prepare for these costs more effectively?

Come join us in learning about tools and practices that will help you make more informed decisions about how you determine stewardship costs and how you manage your land trust’s financial assets and dedicated funds. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with your colleagues and learn about key elements in establishing or revising financial and stewardship funding policies to ensure that the promises you make today can be kept tomorrow.

For more information on this Seminar, visit the Ozark Regional Land Trust  here >> or The Watershed Land Trust's announcement here >>


Seminar at a Glance:

This one-day seminar is designed for those who manage a land trust’s finances and those responsible for the stewardship of the organization’s properties and easements. You will gain  comprehensive understanding of the main components of funding a sustainable stewardship program: how to calculate stewardship costs and how to raise and manage stewardship funds. Funding both the daily operations of a stewardship program and establishing your stewardship defense fund will be described. You will be given resources like templates, case studies, and examples that can be adapted and applied to reallife applications.

In this one-day seminar on June 9, 2009 you will learn how to do the following:

  • Calculate the full stewardship costs of conservation easement and  fee land transactions.
  • Evaluate potential enforcement and easement defense costs.
  • Understand different methods of raising stewardship funds
  • Differentiate types of dedicated funds, including stewardship endowments and legal defense funds.
  • Develop policies and procedures to raise and manage stewardship funds.


To download the seminar flyer, click here >>

To download the agenda, click here >>



Missouri Department of Conservation/Conservation Credit Union Auditorium
2901 West Truman Blvd
Jefferson City, MO 65109
(Auditorium is west of the main office and the only building not marked on the map.)



The seminar will be presented by Jane Ellen Hamilton, an experienced attorney and consultant from Colorado. Jane counsels land trusts and landowners with conservation easement negotiations, and has helped establish conservation easement and stewardship programs for land trusts and public entities. Jane Ellen is well versed in teaching Land Trust Standards and Practices, and is both and author and reviewer of the Land Trust Alliance’s Curriculum courses.


Registration and Payment Information:

$50.00 Land Trust Alliance members
$60.00 Non-Land Trust Alliance members

Includes continental breakfast, lunch, and training materials, including the curriculum text: Determining Stewardship Costs and Raising and Managing Dedicated Funds.

To register download the registration form here >>and follow the directions below.

Please return to Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation no later than Friday, June 5, 2009

Via Fax:  573-522-6133 (Attn: Liz Wansing)
Via Mail:  Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation
                 Attn: Liz Wansing
                 P.O. Box 366
                 Jefferson City, MO 65102
Via email:
For course content and registration questions, please contact
Peggy Horner at 573-522-4115, ext 3151 or

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