Religious Lands Conservancy
The Religious Lands Conservancy Project was formed as a partnership between the Crystal Spring Center for Earth Learning and the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition. The Project's mission is to bring faith communities and land conservationists together to develop new tools to preserve common and complementary values on the land. The staff of Crystal Spring is particularly sensitive to the special needs and concerns of religious communities.
The project plan is based on three broad goals:
Education: to provide congregations with a variety of resources and programs, including tools to enable them to participate in long-term land preservation.
Ecological / Ethical: to protect the life systems—the sacred web of life—of which we are intimately a part, particularly as the life community is manifest on the lands we call home.
Conservation: to bring lands owned by faith communities of all denominations into conservancy.