Resources For Land Trusts

  • Introduction to Land Conservation

    There are several options to consider when thinking about conserve your land. You may convey ownership of the land by:- donating the land to a nonprofit conservation organization or government entity....

  • IRS Form 8283 - Noncash Charitable Contributions

    Form 8283 must be filed by individuals, partnerships, and corporations file to report information about noncash charitable contributions when the amount of their deduction for all noncash gifts is mor...

  • Keys to Good Record Management

    Record keeping is essential for protecting your conserved lands. Understand the importance of good record keeping, how to identify your critical records and how to plan for getting them organized and ...

  • Land Conservation 101 Workshop

    This workshop presents an overview of the arc that a typical conservation project will follow, with an emphasis on the elements of the real estate transaction, deal discipline, and funding sources. Fi...

  • Land Conservation Economic Benefits

    Land conservation as an investment that pays many dividends, including economic ones. How land conservation affects government revenues and expenses, business and employment.

  • Land Conservation Options

    A guide for Massachusetts landowners to the opportunities to protect their land. Published by Essex County Greenbelt in 2014.

  • Land Trust Alliance Policy Action

    The Land Trust Alliance works to secure public policies on a national scale that support land trusts' efforts and their conservation goals. See discussions of Tax Policy, Land Conservation Funding, Lo...

  • Land Trust as Superhero

    Thank the Superhero in Our Midst: An OpEd in the Cape Cod Times describes the many benefits of conserved land for all.