Land Trust and Conservation Resources


Conservation Sites

Find a land trust in the United States:
http://www.landtrustalliance.org/find-land-trust

Land Conservation and Advocacy, a resource for emergency funding and legal assistance for land conservation:
www.lcatrust.org

Land Trust Alliance, representing land trusts across america:
www.lta.org/

National Conservation Easement Database, listing conservation restrictions in Massachusetts:
www.conservationeasement.us/reports/easements?report_state=Massachusetts&report_type=All

Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences:
www.manomet.org/

Mass Rivers Alliance, representing organizations that protect and restore rivers in the Commonwealth:
www.massriversalliance.org

MassWoods, University of Massachusetts Forest Conservation Program:
www.masswoods.net

Private Landowner Network, A Guide to Conservation Resources for Landowners:  www.privatelandownernetwork.org

Resolving Land Disputes, a collaboration of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Consensus Building Institute, provides information on effective and innovative resolution of land use conflicts:
http://www.lincolninst.edu/subcenters/resolving-land-use-disputes/

University of Massachusetts Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation: http://www.umass.edu/nrec/

Wilderness.net, an Internet-based tool connecting the natural resource workforce, scientists, educators, and the public to their wilderness heritage through access to wilderness information: www.wilderness.net/index.cfm

 

Nonprofit Resources

Alliance for Nonprofit Management ttp://www.allianceonline.org   Mission: To provide leadership in enhancing a civil society by challenging and strengthening those who deliver management and governance support services to nonprofit organizations.

Associated Grant Makers
(AGM) is a regional association of grant makers whose members are located in, or make grants in, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. As a leadership organization for philanthropy, AGM serves the philanthropic community as a resource for promoting philanthropy, information exchange, networking, dialogue, collaboration and professional development.

AGM's mission is to support the practice and expansion of effective philanthropic giving. AGM aspires to be the primary philanthropic network and online portal for current and emerging grant makers and other key constituencies interested in philanthropy. Associated Grant Makers, 55 Court Street, Suite 520, Boston, MA 02108 Phone: 617.426.2606, Fax: 617.426.2849, Email: agm@agmconnect.org

Board Source http://www.boardsource.org Formerly the National Center for Nonprofit Boards, This organization is dedicated to building stronger nonprofit boards and stronger nonprofit organizations.

Free Management Information Library http://managementhelp.org/ provides information to online articles to develop yourself, other individuals, groups and organizations.

GuideStar http://guidestar.org A clearinghouse of information on nonprofit organizations and grant making foundations.

Institute for Conservation Leadership, www.icl.org, 6930 Carroll Ave, Suite 420 Takoma Park, MD 20912, Tel 301-270-2900, Fax 301-270-0610 At the Institute for Conservation Leadership, we empower leaders with training and we build volunteer institutions that protect and conserve the Earth's environment. We do this by helping leaders lead better, building connections between groups with similar goals, and supporting groups' progress with fundraising, board development, and other activities.

Interactive Knowledge for Nonprofits Worldwide http://www.iknow.org/Pages/default.aspx

*Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, a statewide association for nonprofit organizations, focusing on advocacy, capacity-building, and public awareness at www.massnonprofitnet.org/

Mass Nonprofit News, a comprehensive, up-to-date, authoritative information resource devoted to Massachusetts nonprofits at: www.massnonprofit.org

New England Grassroots Environment Fund http://www.grassrootsfund.org Nonprofit grant program designed to foster a broad range of local environmental initiatives in Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island.

Tech Soup http://www.techsoup.org Tech Soup offers computer hardware, software and other technical advice for non profits through their website and email newsletters. Also manages DiscounTech, a web based store for discounted software for non profit organizations.

Technical Development Corporation http://www.tdcorp.org/ 31 Milk Street, Suite 310, Boston, MA 02019, Tel: 617-728-9151 TDC Management Training at Technical Development Corporation offers workshops on Starting a Nonprofit.

 

Environmental Sites

Environmental Education Just for Kids
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/just_for_kids/13936

Environmental Library: Endangered Animals 
http://www.aaenvironment.com/environment-library-endangered-animals.htm

Water Conservation for Kids
http://www.thewaterpage.com/water-conservation-kids.htm

World Wildlife Fund
http://www.worldwildlife.org/what/index.html 

How to go Green
http://planetgreen.discovery.com/go-green/green-index/green-index.html

Found a Wild Animal?
Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of MA
http://www.wraminc.org/
 

Advocacy Sites

Alliance for Justice http://www.afj.org/ a national association of environmental, civil rights, mental health, women's, children's, and consumer advocacy organizations. AFJ works to strengthen the public interest community's ability to influence public policy and to foster the next generation of advocates.

Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest http://www.clpi.org/ Promoting, supporting and protecting nonprofit advocacy and lobbying.

Conservation Law Foundation http://www.clf.org/newsroom/  works to actively protect all parts of New England's environment.

The Public Policy Institute http://www.realclout.org/  Helps nonprofit organizations working for social and economic justice interpret the current political scene, successfully promote positive policy change, and build their organizational power.