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Case Study: Cardinal Land Conservancy Inc.

Source: 
An Introduction to Mergers for Land Trusts
Author: 
Land Trust Alliance

In Ohio, three land trusts merged to address staff growth and secure lands in perpetuity. Lesson learned: Mergers are not easy. Expect the unexpected and allow time to deal with challenges as they arise.

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Case Study: Colorado Open Lands

Source: 
An Introduction to Mergers for Land Trusts
Author: 
Land Trust Alliance

Two Colorado land trusts merged to ensure perpetuity, solve financial challenges, deepen public trust and create greater impact. Lesson learned: Take a systematic, phased approach to a merger.

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Mergers: If You’re Ready, Here’s Some Help

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Spring 2018
Author: 
Christina Soto

Mergers have become more prevalent within the land trust community in recent years. A new publication from the Land Trust Alliance offers extensive guidance and real case studies.

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Estes Valley Land Trust staff, board and volunteers assist a landowner with flood recovery on a conservation easement near Drake, Colorado. Board member Curt Gleaves is second from right/Photo courtesy of Estes Valley Land Trust

Planning for the Unthinkable: People, Processes and Properties

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Spring 2018
Author: 
Madeline Bodin

Land trusts across the country that have weathered disasters reveal that it’s helpful to group your disaster plan into three priorities: people, processes and properties.

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