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Land Trust

1. A trust in which a grantor deposits one or more pieces of real estate. A trustee is given the right to manage the real estate. All profits or other gains are given to a beneficiary chosen by the grantor.

2. A government or private nonprofit organization responsible for managing and conserving real estate, especially undeveloped or unspoiled land. Such trusts exist to prevent environmental degradation of the land.

land trust

A trust in which land is the only asset. See trust.

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Covering Native American land conservation organizations, collaborations between tribes and land trusts, and tribes and the National Resources Conservation Services conservation tools, she discusses such examples as the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council in California, the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan, the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust and Nushagak-Mulchatna Wood-Tikchik Land Trust in Alaska, and land purchases and fee-to-trust considerations for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina.
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The Year 4 pupils at Gosforth Park First School in Newcastle have been building safe and comfortable habitats for hedgehogs with help from national charity the Land Trust.
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We recognized that safeguarding our landscape was too large a task for any one organization to accomplish," says Gary Wein, executive director of the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust.
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