the Alliance has grown to represent more than 1,100 land trusts
in the United States.
Ed Hood, the new director of Opacum Land Trust
, will talk about how local land trusts
can work together to protect scenic natural landscapes for wildlife, nature study and passive recreation.
Learn about all the benefits of community land trusts
from Michael Brown, Partner, Burlington Associates, and
are happening this year on the state level, too.
Lee also helped start 30 local land trusts
with the Trust for Public Land along with the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition, Mountains to Sound Greenway and the Cascade Land Conservancy.
Middleton presents cases of Native American tribes using land trusts
to protect territory that is culturally significant to them.
Kulshan Community Land Trust
, one of more than one hundred community land trusts
in the nation, is a nonprofit corporation that owns land and holds it "in trust" forever.
In 2004, 10 local land trusts
(nonprofit organizations that work to preserve significant lands through conservation agreements or acquisition) decided their best strategy to protect WNC's land and water from this rapid development was to work together.
The Housing and Regeneration Bill was amended late last night to include a definition of Community Land Trusts
are usually nonprofit, and their purpose is to provide long-term stewardship of not just land, but sometimes areas of historical or archeological significance.
The number of acres protected under land trusts
doubled between 2001 and 2005, to 37 million acres.
Price points: Setting the purchase price for affordability and the target market are often debated by newly formed land trusts