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Listings with an asterisk (*) note an AYO-trained consultant

*Abernathy Consulting

7 Melbourne Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(202) 257-8816 | Email

Jim Abernathy has provided capacity building assistance to hundreds of environmental and conservation organizations throughout the United States in organizational assessments, strategic planning, leadership transitions, and strengthening coalitions and networks.  He has conducted guided organizational assessments of organizational strength and land transaction capacity for land trusts.

AgVisory, LLC

38 Cemetary Road
Charlton, MA 01507
(413) 237-9196

American Timberlands Company

98 Centermarsh Lane
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
(843) 979-2221 | Email | Website

Anne W. Garnett

46 Cole Street
Jamestown, RI 02835
(401) 423-3547 | Email

Barber & Mann, Inc.

453 Northpark Drive
Ridgeland, MS 39157
(601) 957-3443 | Email | Website

We specialize in conservation easement appraisals and coordinate conservation easement projects and conservation land protection efforts throughout the Southeast US. I also do work under contract for the Land Trust Alliance for the Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation.

Bidwell Advisors

19 Forbes Avenue
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 584-2732 | Email | Website

Since 2001, Bidwell Advisors has been providing real estate and planned giving consulting services to the nonprofit community, with a specialty in helping nonprofits attract and structure gifts of real estate. With a background in land conservation, Dennis Bidwell particularly enjoys helping land trusts attract major gifts of non-cash assets, especially real estate.

Carla Lee Lewis

109 Russling Road
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
(908) 684-1477 | Email

*Conservation Consulting Group

Primary contact: Nancy W. Moore, Managing Partner
PO Box 6751
Monona, WI 53716
(847) 644-1026 | Email

Conservation Consulting Group (CCG) is a collective of highly experienced professionals, David Allen, Peter McKeever and Nancy Moore, who are passionate about land conservation and dedicated to building the capacity and advancing the mission of land trusts, conservancies and environmental organizations nationally. Specialties include strategic planning, organizational assessments, board development, facilitation, coaching and mentoring, and training and education. We love what we do and we think you will too.

Conservation Easement Consultants, LLC

9 Office Park Circle, Suite 101
Birmingham, AL 35223
(205) 401-5181 | Email | Website

We have  prepared  and documented conservations easements since 2002. We have placed easements in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Wyoming, Texas, New Mexico, Montana, Virginia, New York, Illinois and South Carolina. We have conserved in excess of 500,000 acres. We prepare everything needed to file an easement.

Conservation Impact

1792 Wynkoop Street, Suite 307
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 223-4886 | Email | Website

Conservation Impact provides comprehensive organizational development consulting to nonprofit organizations and public agencies. Since 1996, Conservation Impact has worked with dozens of Land Trusts of all sizes across the country to take them to their next level of development. The staff brings significant expertise in stewardship, conservation sciences and nonprofit management. Our services are focused and highly customized for each client. Contact us for information about strategic planning and positioning, marketing, organizational development and resource development.

Conservation Land Group, Inc

550 Montgomery Street, Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 391-3003

Conservation Pays, LLC

Primary contact: Mr. Joseph C. Skalski
6849 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Building A-2
Atlanta, GA 30328
(770) 671-1533 | Email | Website

Conservation Pays, LLC is the land conservation affiliate of Large & Gilbert CPAs. The company coordinates landowners, appraisers, land trusts and attorneys to make grants of conservation easements happen.

Conservation Service Company, LLC

20 W Chapman Street
Alexandria, VA 22301
(703) 683-0506 | Email
Contact: Jean W. Hocker

*Danosky & Associates

Primary contact: Sharon J. Danosky, President & Founder
Mailing address: PO Box 396, Sherman, CT 06784
Physical address: 143 West Street 123A Building C, New Milford, CT  06776
(860) 799-6330 or (860) 799-6331 | Email | Website

Danosky & Associates is an action-oriented, results-driven consulting firm focused on providing professional Development and Financial Services products for the not-for-profit organization looking to grow, build their base and achieve long-lasting results. Danosky & Associates has successfully guided diverse non-profit organizations, focusing on Board building, leadership development, strategic planning, fund-raising and tactical marketing -- increasing the organizations’ stature, position and financial support in the community.  In recent work with land trusts, Danosky & Associates has guided strategic planning, increased fund-raising, facilitated land stewardship initiatives and acquisition criteria and assisted with development of Board policies. Danosky Financial Services offers professional financial management, operational analysis and planning through an integrated approach to help your organization accelerate growth, lower risk, address capacity and ensure compliance. President & Founder - Sharon J. Danosky, is a sought after presenter at conferences.

*Development for Conservation LLC

Primary contact: David Allen
608 West Dean Avenue
Madison, WI 53716
(608) 239-5006 | Email | Website

David Allen/Development for Conservation assists conservation organizations raising money from individual donors by improving renewal, cultivation, and major gift development systems. David brings 25 years of experience to the practice, including thirteen with The Nature Conservancy. With a focus on implementation and follow-through, he has worked with dozens of land trusts across the country on fundraising audits and plans, board training, campaigns, and coaching. “You can raise more money for your land trust. I can help."

*E-Concepts, LLC

286 Stoneylonesome Road
Stahlstown, PA 15687
(724) 493-4026 | Email

*Erickson Consulting

325 Keith Avenue
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 370-0454 | Email | Website

Donna Erickson, with Erickson Consulting, Inc, provides planning and analysis services to land trusts, including organizational assessments, accreditation preparation, and strategic planning.  She has extensive landscape planning experience and assists land trusts in creating strategic land conservation plans.  Erickson moderates the All-Volunteer Land Trust (AVLT) group on The Learning Center and provides coaching to AVLT board members.

FLO Analytics

2001 NW 19th Avenue, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 501-5214 | Email | Website

FLO provides a variety of GIS and database services to enhance land trusts daily operations and ongoing strategic planning efforts. Throughout the spatial planning process, we work closely with your organization to develop a pathway for incorporating GIS resources that will meet your needs, resources, skill level, and support your mission.

*Henrietta Jordan

PO Box 94
Keene Valley, NY 12943
(518) 576-2079 | Email | Website

Henrietta Jordan, principal consultant, helps land trusts prepare for accreditation, complete organizational assessments and develop strategic action plans.  She formerly served as the Land Trust Alliance’s Northeast policy and assessments manager and as review manager for the Land Trust Accreditation Commission and has worked with nonprofits for over 30 years.

*Hoffman & Hoffman

PO Box 621
Newcastle, ME 04553
(207) 586-5747 | Email

We offer a range of services for land trusts including organizational assessments, transaction and accreditation support. Maureen Hoffman was executive director of a Maine land trust for 10 years. Paul Hoffman has over 14 years experience as a land trust president, treasurer and board member, and managed a successful accreditation effort.

*Innovative Resources Group

Primary contact: Beth Hershenhart
11 Round Table Road
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(800) 710-7760 | Email | Website

*JVZ Consulting, LLC

Primary contact: Jane Zirlis
131 Boardman Road
East Haddam, CT 06423
(860) 873-3025 | Email

Facilitator, mediator and management consultant, Jane uses collaborative decision-making and joint-problem solving techniques to guide organizations in achieving their mission and goals.  Leadership development and succession planning enhance Board effectiveness.  Project management expertise optimizes limited resources.  Mediation and Conflict Coaching keeps matters out of court, and maintains productive relationships.

*Kidd Associates

92 Isle of Springs Road
Boothbay, ME 04537
(207) 633-5660 | Email

Lake Mountain Management, LLC

Primary Contacts: Jason Free and Lane Lawler
1909 Turner McCall Blvd
Rome, GA 30161
(770) 324-5364 | Website

Lake Mountain Management serves as a strategic partner working with private land owners and developers, evaluating the benefits of conservation easements and development plans. In 2014, Lake Mountain Management placed over 3000 acres in conservation.

*Leff Management Consulting, LLC

Primary contact: Ilene Leff
149 Clatter Valley Road
Bridgewater, CT 06752
(917) 287-5003 | Email

Ilene Leff, founder and president, advises on organization effectiveness, strategy, talent management, leadership, and compensation/benefits. Her capacity building work includes board development, governance, fund-raising/revenue generation, finance and marketing. She is a former McKinsey consultant. Her clients included the Open Space Institute, where she worked with Joe Martens, now the Commissioner of NYS DEC. She founded a program with the Connecticut Community Foundation for proven leaders and accomplished professionals to encourage them to serve on nonprofit Boards and as volunteers. She did a webinar for the Land Trust Alliance on volunteer management.

Look At The Land, Inc.

19 Sunnyside Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 585-0393 | Email

Lyme Timber Company

23 S Main Street, 3rd Floor
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 643-3300 | Website
Contact: Peter R. Stein

May & Company

110 Monument Place
Vicksburg, MS 39180
(601) 636-4762 | Email | Website

CPA firm hired with several clients in mitigation banking and conservation easements.

*Mayes | Wilson & Associates, LLC

3323 North Summit Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 807-4319 | Email | Website

Southwest regional office:
PO Box 946
San Marcos, TX 78607
(414) 807-4319

MAYES | WILSON advises land trusts, nonprofit organizations, conservation and environmental groups, and conservation-minded individuals; helping clients focus their energy and resources to increase mission success. Services include organizational assessments, board evaluations, board and organizational development, and all aspects of planning – strategic, annual, transition, and succession. Specialty services for conservation organizations, agencies and landowners include conservation planning, assistance with conservation land transactions, land management, accreditation preparation, and stewardship.

Mountains To Sound GIS LLC

5901 46th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98136
(206) 406-3297 | Email

We provide geospatial analysis(GIS), award-winning cartography and data management services to organizations pursuing environmental conservation, stewardship and sustainability efforts in the Pacific Northwest.

Naperala Consulting, LLC

Primary contact: Sarah Naperala
1064 Lochmoor Lane
Traverse City, MI 49686
(734) 417-8370 | Email

Sarah is skilled at managing organizational change, developing and mentoring people and managing complex projects. She has worked in the not-for-profit, research, technology and education fields and has over twenty years of experience, most recently in the land trust community. Sarah served in several leadership roles at the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, including Director of Human Resources for five years and the Director of Stewardship for three years prior. She was instrumental in supporting the growth of the organization with attention to culture, development of staff and volunteers and monitoring benchmarks and outcomes. Sarah has extensive experience in the creation, implementation, and review of policies and procedures, and successfully led the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy through the accreditation process in 2009 and again in 2014. Today, Sarah supports land trusts as they plan and prepare for accreditation. She provides guidance and training to develop people and systems to meet the goals of the organization.

*Peg Wheeler

252 W. 3rd Street, Apt 2
Boston, MA 02127

Resource and Land Management, Inc.

204 Brian Drive
Pleasanton, TX 78064
(210) 415-2266 | Email | Website

Resource and Land Management, Inc. has been engaged in land management and conservation practices for over 30 years. Service arrays include Phase I ESAs, mapping and baseline documentation. Landowner engagement and stewardship can be enhanced with our team of qualified professionals.

*Rowley & Associates, PC

Primary contact: Eric C. Rowley, CPA
6A Hills Avenue
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 228-5400 | Email

*Samuel Stokes

8000 Park Crest Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 585-2270 | Email

Sam Stokes assists land trusts with guided assessments and advises on natural areas protection, strategic planning, and effective management.  He has over thirty years' experience working for the National Park Service, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and nonprofit conservation organizations.

Snyder Appraisal Associates

3004 Hempland Road, Suite 3
Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 435-9560 | Email | Website

Real estate appraisal company that specializes in agricultural and agri-business properties. Our company has done over 200 conservation easement appraisals in the 11 years we have been in business.

Solid Ground Consulting Group

516 SE Morrison, Street, Suite 400
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 249-0000 | Email | Website

Strategic Conservation Consulting, LLC

Primary contact: Justin Pevnick, Esq. (licensed only in New York)
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 594-7130 | Email | Website

Strategic Conservation Consulting, LLC (SCC) provides professional services to clients facing difficult land use, organizational, compliance, and client-management issues. From strategically drafting conservation easements to presenting before municipal boards and producing successful accreditation applications, SCC solves your problems. Contact us to resolve your conflicts, present your proposals, and help your organization fulfill its mission.

*Third Sector Innovations

730 Bunting Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 241-1139 | Email | Website

*Visjonær Consulting & Communications LLC

111 Doc Mac Drive
Boscobel, WI 53805
(608) 386-2563 | Email | Website

Visjonær Consulting & Communications provides services for land trusts, other nonprofit organizations, individuals and conservation philanthropists in the areas of marketing/communications, strategic planning, fundraising and grant writing, crafting impactful publications and videos, developing conservation partnerships, board and organizational development, and national land trust accreditation. Tim Jacobson, principal consultant, is a former executive director of Mississippi Valley Conservancy and has two decades of legal experience. Jacobson's seven years as a land trust executive director resulted in the quintupling of protected land to more than 15,000 acres, a tripling of membership, recognition for the organization as "Land Trust of the Year" for the State of Wisconsin, and national accreditation. Jacobson also is executive producer of an environmental documentary slated for broadcast on Public TV (Mysteries of the Driftless) and he's the author of a best-selling novel. Call or email Tim today for a free consultation.

Wegner CPAs

Primary contact: Bruce Mayer
2110 Luann Lane
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 442-1939 | Email | Website

Wegner CPAs is about people — our clients, our employees and our community. Our professionals guide individuals, businesses and nonprofits with personal service, education and knowledge. Wegner CPAs is a full-service accounting firm with offices in Madison, Baraboo, Pewaukee,and Janesville. Services include: accounting and auditing; accounting software support; outsourced accounting and tax planning.

William A. Bayreuther Grant Writing

138 South Road
Readfield, ME 04355
(207) 242-6029 | Email | Website

Certified Fund Raising Executive Bill Bayreuther's services to land trusts focus on foundation, government, and corporate prospect research and grant writing for operating, project, capacity-building, and capital support. Former Development Director for Maine's Downeast Lakes Land Trust, Bill offers free initial consultation and tailors comprehensive services to each client's needs.

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