Resources and Tools

Articles

Interpreting the Land: Helping More People Benefit from Conservation

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Summer 2020
Author: 
Tom Springer

Nationwide, land trust staff report a growing need to reach people from more diverse backgrounds, abilities and cultures. As social demographics change, they’re seeing greater demand for accessible trails and new means of interpretation that bring visitors closer to nature. And increasingly they’re learning how the benefits of improved access can work hand in hand with their core mission of preservation.

Articles

Getting to Know You

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Winter 2020
Author: 
Meghan McDonald

Land trusts that take the time to learn what their community members want and need form strong, lasting relationships.

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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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