Video: What is a Land Trust or Land Conservancy?
We interview Tom Bailey, executive director of Little Traverse Conservancy, in this video above as he explains land trusts. A land trust, also called a land conservancy, is a private, nonprofit organization that works with landowners to conserve land by assisting with direct land transactions primarily the acceptance of donations of land or conservation easements, or in somewhat rarer cases, the purchase of land or conservation easements.
Land trusts vary greatly in scope and scale, but all of them share the common mission of working cooperatively with landowners to protect and conserve land for its natural, recreational, scenic, historic, or productive value. Some land trusts focus on distinct areas, such as a single town, county or region, and support grassroots efforts to conserve lands important to local communities, such as scout and other camps.
Video: How to Protect Your Land with a Conservation Easement
In this video above, we interview Tom Bailey, executive director of Little Traverse Conservancy. A conservation easement, a legal tool used to permanently protect land, is explained in this short video on conservation easements.
Land Conservation Resources
LandChoices’ Big Camps program
Conservation Easements (LandChoices)
Land Trust Directory (Land Trust Alliance)
The Conservation Fund (helps buy land)
The Trust for Public Land (helps protect land for people)
The Nature Conservancy
Preserving Family Lands by Steve Small
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