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Determining Stewardship Costs & Raising and Managing Dedicated Funds




A One-Day Standards and Practices Curriculum Seminar
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
9:30am - 5:00pm
Maumee Bay Resort & Conference Center
Maumee Bay State Park, Ohio

The land you save today is the land you will protect tomorrow . . . and the day after that . . . and the day after that . . . .

Have you been struggling with figuring out how much it will cost your land trust to manage its land and conservation easements for the long haul?  Do you know how to arrive at a realistic figure?  Although tricky, it is essential for land trusts to calculate the costs of stewardship and then raise the funds necessary to ensure that the promises made today will be kept in the future.  Come join your colleagues to learn how to make more informed decisions about determining stewardship costs and managing your land trust's financial assets and dedicated funds.

For this training, we've once again called on Jane Ellen Hamilton, who taught our popular Determining Stewardship Costs & Raising and Managing Dedicated Funds seminar in Wisconsin last October.  Jane Ellen will share her knowledge and experience to teach you how to:

  • Calculate the full stewardship costs of conservation easement and fee land transactions
  • Determine present and/or anticipated future staff costs
  • Evaluate potential enforcement and easement defense costs for conservation easements
  • Assess costs of necessary legal or technical advice
  • Understand methods of raising stewardship funds
  • Differentiate types of dedicated funds, including stewardship endowments and legal defense funds
  • Develop policies and procedures to manage endowments and dedicated funds

There are no pre-requisites for this seminar, and it is intended for all levels. 


Because of generous support from the Charles Steward Mott Foundation, this seminar is being offered for $75 per person to Land Trust Alliance members, or $95 per person to non-members. 

Each participant will receive a copy of the Land Trust Alliance's Determining Stewardship Costs & Raising and Managing Dedicated Funds curriculum workbook to take home and use as a reference and a model for implementing important aspects of the topics that will be covered in this seminar.

Registration, Lodging & Questions: 

Registration is closed


To register via fax or mail, download the registration form here >>. Mail or fax the completed form, with payment information to Land Trust Alliance, 1660 L St NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036 or 202-638-4730 attn: Matt



The Land Trust Alliance has reserved a small block of rooms at the Resort for the night before the seminar. They are at the reduced rate of $139 per night before taxes, based upon double occupancy.  Please call 1-800-AT-A-PARK and be sure to let them know you are with the Land Trust Alliance seminar to receive this special rate.


For content questions, please contact MaryKay O'Donnell at 269-352-7032 or For registration questions, please contact Matt Castelhano at 202-638-4725 or


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