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Blue Avocado

Blue Avocado is a nonprofit online magazine for community nonprofits. They publish every third Tuesday through an HTML newsletter delivered to more than 50,000 subscribers. Thanks to its sponsors and members, Blue Avocado subscriptions are free.

Community Resource Mapper

The Southeast Watershed Forum invites you to use its Community Resource Mapper assistance to help you compare land cover and protected land data and create tools for land conservation and water quality protection planning. Create your own maps on a county, watershed, or state level.

Connecticut Environmental Conditions Online

Connecticut Environmental Conditions Online (CT ECO) includes the latest and most accessible online maps and tools for viewing Connecticut’s environmental and natural resource information – such as protected open space, farmland soils, wetland soils, aquifer protection areas, water quality classifications and drainage basins. Each can be viewed separately or in conjunction with other environmental and natural resource information. In addition, CT ECO includes several sets of high resolution imagery.

Conservation Land for Sale

The Maryland Environmental Trust's Conservation Land for Sale webpage is a service for land trusts and landowners that is dedicated exclusively to marketing conserved properties.


FarmFoody is a social networking tool that matches local farms to foodies, through the use of maps and tags. Farms tag what they have, and Foodies tag what they want.

Farmland Information Center Website

On the Farmland Information Center website you’ll find a collection of statistics, laws, literature and technical resources related to farm and ranch land protection and stewardship. The Farmland Information Center is a service of the American Farmland Trust in partnership with NRCS.

Island Press - Environmental Books & Resources

Since 1984, Island Press has been a trusted source of environmental information and solutions. They publish the best new ideas about how to protect the environment—and work tirelessly to spread those ideas to help people make a positive difference in the world.

Land Trust GIS Website

The Land Trust GIS website contains a wealth of information about how land trusts can apply Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to their work. It is a project of GreenInfo Network in partnership with the Land Trust Alliance.

LandVote Database

Developed by the Trust For Public Land, a national conservation organization, the LandVote Database serves as the premier source of information about conservation ballot measures. The database brings together a comprehensive history for all conservation-related ballot measures that have been voted on since 1999.

Open Space Protection Collaborative

Open Space Protection Collaborative is a website, serving the Carolinas, which aims to provide financial advisors with the necessary resources and know-how to advise conservation-minded clients about conservation planning. The website has information helpful to land trusts throughout the Carolina and beyond.

Partnership Resource Center

A partnership developed through the shared vision of the National Forest Foundation and the USDA - Forest Service. The purpose of the website is to provide our partnering organizations and Forest Service staff with the information and access they need for enhanced working relationships. Includes resources, funding, links to partners, and more.

Preservation Law Digest

Preservation Law Digest provides news of recent developments in preservation law for historic, natural and farm places in reported U.S. federal and state court decisions and federal statutes and regulations. Occasional state statutory and regulatory news may also be reported. The website is authored by Jonathan Bockian, an attorney in private practice in Massachusetts, serving clients in historic preservation, open space preservation and commercial real estate transactions. Comments on cases and news items submitted by readers are encouraged.

Private Landowner Network

Private Landowner Network (PLN) provides a simple and effective means for landowners to connect with qualified, often local, professionals to navigate the complex ins and outs of real estate transactions, tax and estate planning, and regional land conservation activities.

Rhode Island Land and Water Partnership Resource Library

Small conservation organizations face many of the same challenges, and run into many of the same questions. From volunteer management to board development, half the battle can simply be finding the right information. With this in mind, the Conservation Stewardship Collaborative and the Land and Water Partnership have collaborated to create a resource library of materials and links for conservation organizations in Rhode Island.

The Atlas of Global Conservation

Top scientists at The Nature Conservancy collaborated to create this reference book, featuring 79 richly-detailed, full-color maps, to tell us what's on the Earth, where it is and what we're doing to change it.

The Back 40

The Back 40 is a community based resource that brings together leading individuals and organizations from the agricultural, environmental, industrial, and academic sectors to exchange ideas and discuss ecological issues of importance to landowners. The website combines fresh, original content with existing material provided by respected voices from a variety of agricultural and environmental sectors. The program of Sand County Foundation.

The Program on Conservation Innovation

A website out of Harvard University that focuses on efforts to forge remarkable advances in the fields of conservation science, education, advocacy and policy, resource protection, and stewardship.

USDA Soil Survey Maps Available Online

NRCS has soil maps and data available online for more than 95 percent of the nation’s counties and expects that will improve to 100 percent soon.  The site is free and is maintained as the single authoritative source of soil survey information.  This information is critical to land trusts for baseline documentation done for agricultural lands under conservation easement management agreements.

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