The Land Trust Alliance created the Mentor Program in 1996 to guide less experienced land trusts in building strong and sustainable organizations.
Today the Mentor Program has shepherded more than a dozen land trusts in the northwest, southwest and northeast through a multi-phased process that provides intense strategic planning, one-on-one counseling for a land trust’s board of directors along with a comprehensive evaluation of the organization’s structure and help with prioritizing tasks. In 2000, nine land trusts completed the Mentor Program while several were still going through the process.
The Mentor Program, for which land trusts must apply, takes six to 12 months to complete. It has proven highly successful. In 1999, Orange County Land Trust (NY) found itself with a $815,000 windfall, the result of three different court settlements. But the organization’s structure wasn’t strong enough to support the land conservation projects that could ensue. So they turned to the Mentor Program, which they completed in 2000. “We needed to get our committees working right to handle the majority of details,” noted Executive Director John Gebhards. “It was essential that we adopt formal policies and that we get a better financial structure.” The Mentor Program helped the land trust create a strategic plan, institute a committee structure, develop a budgeting process and, last June, hire its first employee. Completing the program persuaded the land trust that it could succeed at raising $1 million for land protection.
A FACILITATOR’S ROLE
LTA is often a facilitator. In 2000, LTA/Northwest not only provided a $35,000 Organizational Advancement Grant to the Great Peninsula Conservancy (WA), but also helped form a working group to examine various collaborative arrangements that could work for four local land trusts that were successful at protecting conservation lands, but struggling to raise operating funds in their limited service regions. Eventually the four merged into the Great Peninsula Conservancy and hired their first, full-time executive director.
In Arizona, LTA/Southwest facilitated joint meetings and provided substantial information when two all-volunteer land trusts serving the southeastern part of the state sought to merge into a single, stronger organization, the Southeast Arizona Land Trust. The new land trust was created from the merger of the San Rafael Valley Land Trust and the Southern Arizona Grasslands Trust.
Because LTA is central to the land conservation movement, it was able to convene the first-ever meeting of representatives of land trust service centers and coalitions along with the National Land Trust Council for three days of presentations, discussions and field trips around the Washington, D.C. area. The June meeting was one element in building the stronger relationships that are essential to delivering more support to land trusts.
DIRECT MONEY, DIRECT LAND PROTECTION
Over the past three years, LTA has substantially increased both its capacity-building grants as well as scholarships that allow land conservationists to attend the Land Trust Rally or other intensive training courses.
In 2000, LTA awarded $457,500 in matching grants, offered through each of the five regional programs. Nine land trusts in the west received $270,000 in two-year Organizational Advancement Grants (OAG), LTA’s largest grants, ranging from $15,000 to $50,000. Remaining funds were distributed in capacity-building matching grants of as much as $5,000 each.
JUST MEASURE THE RESULTS
For one urban land trust, a $5,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Matching Grants Program, which debuted in 2000, may well help them become active partners in Philadelphia’s Neighborhood Transformation Initiative. The grant allowed Neighborhood Gardens Association to fashion a strategic plan to help it work with other organizations to create community-managed green space as the city contemplated demolishing abandoned buildings and redeveloping 31,000 vacant lots.
Neighborhood Gardens Association (NGA), which owns 22 community gardens used by 400 low and moderate-income families, had been approached by one organization interested in purchasing and developing a city park that will include a tree farm, a vegetable garden and an educational component. The grant allowed NGA to work cooperatively with that organization and others to create solutions to help Philadelphia deal with some of its inventory of vacant land, especially in low and moderate-income communities.
Taos Land Trust (NM), recipient of one of LTA’s Organizational Advancement Grants, played a key role in mobilizing a timely and effective community campaign as Congress considered appropriating $4 million for the purchase of the first section of the Taos Valley Overlook property. This 2,580-acre parcel just south of Taos protects a dramatic and cherished view of the spectacular Rio Grande Gorge. The property includes high mesa desert, cliffs and important riparian areas along two rivers. Congress appropriated funds in late 2000, and the first 856 acres were purchased in March 2001. “As an established and well-known community organization, Taos Land Trust was uniquely positioned to organize a major outreach campaign to focus support among the thousands of residents and visitors to the region,” noted Taos Land Trust Executive Director Clare Swanger. Now the land trust is working to ensure Congressional appropriations in 2001 and 2002 to complete the project. The land trust used LTA’s grant to hire a director of development and outreach.
2000 Board of Directors
Robert S. Bowers, Chair
Cambridge Associates Boston, MA
Constance Best, Secretary
Pacific Forest Trust Boonville, CA
Henry H. Carey
Forest Trust Santa Fe, NM
Jackson Hole, WY
James J. Espy, Jr.
Maine Coast Heritage Trust Brunswick, ME
Management and Fundraising Consultant
David Hartwell, Treasurer
Bellcomb Technologies Inc. Minneapolis, MN
Vice President of Land Conservation
Vermont Land Trust Montpelier, VT
James D. Range
Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell Washington, DC
LTA is pleased to recognize the following land trusts that were Sponsor members during 2000.
Great Land Trust
Interior Alaska Land Trust Kachemak Heritage Land Trust Nushagak/Mulchatna-Wood/ Tikchik Land Trust Southeast Alaska Land Trust
Coastal Land Trust
Land Trust of East Alabama
Land Trust of Huntsville & North Alabama
Arizona Open Land Trust Black Mountain Conservancy Cascabel Hermitage Association Central Arizona Land Trust Desert Foothills Land Trust McDowell Sonoran Land Trust Oracle Land Trust
Prescott Creeks Preservation Association Rincon Institute Southeast Arizona Land Trust Southern Arizona Grasslands Trust Superstition Area Land Trust
Agricultural Trust of Contra Costa County Amador Land Trust American Land Conservancy American River Conservancy Anderson Valley Land Trust Anza-Borrego Foundation Atascadero Land Preservation Society Back Country Land Trust Ballona Lagoon Marine Preserve Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation Bay Area Barns and Trails Big Sur Land Trust Bodega Land Trust Cache Creek Conservancy California Rangeland Trust California State Coastal Conservancy Cambria Land Conservancy Carquinez Strait Preservation Trust Caspar Community Cayucos Land Conservancy Center for Natural Lands Management Claremont Wildlands Conservancy Coastal Headwaters Association, Inc. Crafton Hills Open Space Conservancy Dunes Center Environmental Trust Escondido Creek Conservancy Fallbrook Land Conservancy Feather River Land Trust Foothills Wildlife Conservancy Friends of the Dunes Glendora Community Conservancy Golden State Land Conservancy Great Basin Land and Water Trust Greenspace, The Cambria Land Trust Handley Rock Association Health and Habitat Highland Area Conservancy Humboldt North Coast Land Trust Iron Mountain Conservancy Jacoby Creek Land Trust Jamul Trails Council Kern River Valley Heritage Foundation Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation Laguna Greenbelt Lake County Land Trust Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County Land Trust for Santa Barbara County
Land Trust for Santa Clara County Land Trust of Napa County Land Trust of Santa Cruz County LandPaths Lassen Land and Trails Trust Lompico Watershed Conservancy Marin Agricultural Land Trust Mattole Restoration Council Mattole Salmon Group McKinleyville Land Trust Mendocino Forest Conservation Trust Mendocino Land Trust Merced County Farmland and Open Space Trust Midcoast Park Lands, Inc.
Middle Mountain Foundation Moat Creek Managing Agency Monterey County Agricultural & Historical Land Conservancy Morro Coast Audubon Society Mountains Restoration Trust Muir Heritage Land Trust Nature Trust of the Santa Monica Mountains Nevada County Land Trust Northern California Regional Land Trust Ojai Valley Land Conservancy Open Space Alliance, Inc.
Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Peninsula Open Space Trust Placer Land Trust Port Costa Conservation Society Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy Redwood Coast Land Conservancy Riverside Land Conservancy Sacramento Valley Open Space Conservancy Sacred Grove—Women’s Forest Sanctuary San Benito Agricultural Land Trust San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy San Gabriel Mountains Regional Conservancy San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust San Juan Canyon Preservation Trust Sanctuary Forest, Inc.
Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council Save Mount Diablo Sempervirens Fund Sequoya Challenge Shasta Land Trust Sierra Foothill Conservancy Sierra Los Tulares Land Trust Solano County Farmlands and Open Space Foundation Sonoma Land Trust South Livermore Valley Agricultural Land Trust Southern California Agricultural Land Foundation Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association Tamalpais Conservation Club The Nature Conservancy, California Field Office The Wildlands Conservancy Truckee Donner Land Trust Trust for Public Land, Western Regional Office Westport Village Society, Inc.
Whelan Lake Bird Sanctuary Yolo Basin Foundation Yolo Land Trust
Georgian Bay Land Trust
Park & Wildlife Ventures/ASRPWF The Land Conservancy of British Columbia
Clear Creek Land Conservancy Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts Colorado Open Lands Colorado Trail Foundation Continental Divide Land Trust Crested Butte Land Trust Douglas County Land Conservancy Eagle Valley Land Trust Estes Valley Land Trust Gunnison Ranchland Conservation Legacy La Plata Open Space Conservancy Larimer Land Trust Mesa County Land Conservancy Middle Park Land Trust Montezuma Land Conservancy Mountain Area Land Trust Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust Roaring Fork Conservancy San Isabel Foundation San Miguel Conservation Foundation Southern Plains Land Trust Southwest Land Alliance The Nature Conservancy, Colorado Field Office The Palmer Foundation The Trust for Land Restoration Three Rivers Land Trust Valley Land Conservancy Yampa Valley Land Trust
Branford Land Trust
Colebrook Land Conservancy
Connecticut River Gateway Commission Cornwall Conservation Trust, Inc. East Haven Land Trust Flanders Nature Center Greenwich Land Trust Heritage Land Preservation Trust Land Trust of Darien Litchfield Land Trust Lyme Land Conservation Trust Madison Land Conservation Trust Naromi Land Trust Redding Land Trust Salem Land Trust Salisbury Association Land Trust Southbury Land Trust Stamford Land Conservation Trust The Nature Conservancy, Connecticut Field Office Wildlife in Crisis Land Trust Wilton Land Conservation Trust Woodcock Nature Center
Delaware Nature Society
Nanticoke River Watershed Conservancy
District of Columbia
Civil War Preservation Trust Fundacion De Tierra Preservada
Apalachee Land Conservancy
Calusa Land Trust and Nature Preserve of Pine Island Florida Keys Land and Sea Trust Florida’s Nature Coast Conservancy Green Horizon Land Trust Gulf Coast Conservancy Lemon Bay Conservancy, Inc.
Martin County Regional Land Trust North Florida Land Trust Northwest Marion Land Trust Red Hills Conservation Program/ Tall Timbers Research, Inc. The Nature Conservancy, Florida Field Office Trust for Public Land, Southeast Regional Office
Birdsong Nature Center
Broad River Watershed Association Chattooga Land Trust Chattowah Open Land Trust Coastal Georgia Land Trust Georgia Land Trust Service Center Gwinnett Open Land Trust Mountain Conservation Trust of Georgia Newton County Land Trust Oconee River Land Trust Sautee-Nacoochee Community Association Southeastern Natural Sciences Southern Conservation Trust
Maui Land Conservancy Pacific Islands Land Institute
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation Johnson County Heritage Trust Idaho
Idaho Foundation for Parks & Lands Land Trust of Treasure Valley Palouse Land Trust Payette Land Trust Sawtooth Society, Inc.
Southern Idaho Land Trust Teton Regional Land Trust Wood River Land Trust
Alexander Stillman Nature Center Campton Historic Agricultural Lands, Inc. Corlands DeKalb County Farmland Foundation Fox Valley Land Foundation Grand Prairie Friends of Illinois Great Rivers Land Trust Illinois Audubon Society Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation Lake Bluff Open Lands Lake Forest Open Lands Association Land Conservancy of Lake County Les Cheneaux Foundation Natural Land Institute NeighborSpace Save the Prairie Society Southwestern Illinois RC&D
St. Clair County Greenspace Foundation The Conservation Foundation The Land Foundation of McHenry County
Central Indiana Land Trust
Laporte County Conservation Trust Inc. Mud Creek Conservancy Niches Land Trust Red-tail Conservancy, Inc.
Shirley Heinze Environmental Fund Sycamore Land Trust Wabash Heritage Land Trust Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation Wood-Land-Lakes Resource Conservation & Development
Kansas Land Trust
Bluegrass Conservancy Future Fund Land Trust
Jefferson County Environmental Trust River Fields, Inc.
The Boone Conservancy
Tensas Conservancy Coalition
Acton Conservation Trust Agricultural Land Trust
Andover Village Improvement Society Attleboro Land Trust Barnstable Land Trust Bay Lands Center Belmont Land Trust Berkshire Natural Resources Council Bolton Conservation Trust Bourne Conservation Trust Boxborough Conservation Trust Boxford Trails Association/ Boxford Open Land Trust Brewster Conservation Trust Brookline Land Trust Carlisle Land Trust Chatham Conservation Foundation, Inc. Chelmsford Land Conservation Trust Cohasset Conservation Trust Concord Land Conservation Trust Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust Dedham Land Trust Deerfield Land Trust Dennis Conservation Trust Dover Land Conservation Trust East Quabbin Land Trust, Inc.
Egremont Land Trust Environmental Design Group Essex County Greenbelt Association Fairhaven Land Preservation Trust Grafton Land Trust Great Barrington Land Conservancy Greater Worcester Land Trust Groton Conservation Trust Harwich Conservation Trust Hilltown Land Trust Hopkinton Area Land Trust Lancaster Land Trust
Land Preservation Society of Norton Lincoln Land Conservation Trust Littleton Conservation Trust Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust Manchester-Essex Conservation Trust Mashpee Land Conservation Trust Massachusetts Audubon Society Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition Mattapoisett Land Trust Metacomet Land Trust Monterey Preservation Land Trust Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust Nantucket Conservation Foundation Nantucket Land Council Nashoba Conservation Land Trust Natural Resources Trust of Bridgewater Natural Resources Trust of Easton Neponset River Watershed Association New Marlborough Land Preservation Trust Nonquit Street Neighborhood Association & Land Trust, Inc. North County Land Trust Opacum Land Trust Orenda Wildlife Land Trust Orleans Conservation Trust Pascommuck Conservation Trust Princeton Land Trust Richmond Land Trust Rochester Land Trust Sandwich Conservation Trust Seekonk Land Conservation Trust Sheffield Land Trust Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation Sippican Lands Trust Southborough Open Land Foundation Sportsmens Land Trust, Ltd.
Stow Conservation Trust Sudbury Valley Trustees Swansea Land Trust The 300 Committee
The Horticultural Society of Boxford The Nature Conservancy, Massachusetts Field Office The Trustees of Reservations Truro Conservation Trust Trust for Public Land, New England Regional Office Upper Charles Conservation Trust Valley Land Fund, Inc.
Vineyard Open Land Foundation Waltham Land Trust Wellesley Conservation Council Wellfleet Conservation Trust Westborough Community Land Trust Westford Conservation Trust Westport River Watershed Alliance Westwood Land Trust Westwood Land Trust, Inc.
Wildlands Trust of Southeastern Massachusetts Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation Winding River Land Conservancy, Inc. Wing’s Neck Conservation Foundation Yarmouth Conservation Trust
American Chestnut Land Trust Annapolis Conservancy Board Bay Ridge Trust Carrollton Manor Land Trust Cecil Land Trust Conservancy for Charles County Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust Eastern Shore Land Conservancy Greater Sandy Spring Green Space, Inc. Gunpowder Valley Conservancy Harford Land Trust Howard County Conservancy Kensington Land Trust Manor Conservancy, Inc.
Maryland Environmental Trust Patuxent River Land Trust Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust Severn River Land Trust, Inc. South County Conservation Trust The Nature Conservancy, Maryland/DC Field Office
Valleys Planning Council
Western Shore Conservancy for the Protection of Natural Areas
Androscoggin Land Trust
Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance Biddeford Pool Land Trust Blue Hill Heritage Trust Boothbay Region Land Trust Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust Cape Elizabeth Land Trust Coastal Mountains Land Trust Cumberland Mainland and Islands Trust Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association Damariscotta River Association Foothills Land Conservancy Forest Society of Maine Freeport Conservation Trust Frenchman Bay Conservancy Georges River Land Trust Great Works Regional Land Trust Harpswell Heritage Trust Island Heritage Trust Islesboro Islands Trust Kennebec Land Trust Kennebunk Land Trust Kennebunkport Conservation Trust Kittery Land Trust Loon Echo Land Trust Lower Kennebec Regional Land Trust Mahoosuc Land Trust Maine Coast Heritage Trust Maine Farmland Trust Maine Wilderness Watershed Trust Medomak Valley Land Trust North Haven Conservation Partners Oceanside Conservation Trust of Casco Bay Orono Land Trust Pemaquid Watershed Association Portland Trails Quoddy Regional Land Trust Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association Vinalhaven Land Trust York Land Trust
Blue Water Land Conservancy Cadillac Area Land Conservancy Central Lake Superior Land Conservancy Charlevoix County Land Conservancy Chikaming Open Lands Chippewa Watershed Conservancy Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy Head Waters Land Conservancy Keweenaw Land Trust Land Conservancy of West Michigan Leelanau Conservancy Little Forks Conservancy Little Traverse Conservancy Michigan Farmland & Community Alliance Michigan Karst Conservancy North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy Oakland Land Conservancy Old Mission Conservancy Raisin Valley Land Trust Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy The Nature Conservancy, Michigan Field Office Washtenaw-Potawatomi Land Trust Wild Shore Foundation, Inc.
Minnesota Land Trust Pepin Bluff Trust Trust for Public Land, Midwest Regional Office
American Wildlife Partnership Dancing Rabbit Land Trust Earth Rising Greenwood Forest Association
Open Space Council of the St. Louis Region Ozark Greenways, Inc.
Ozark Regional Land Trust Trailnet, Inc. Mississippi
Wolf River Conservation Society, Inc.
Bitter Root Land Trust Five Valleys Land Trust Flathead Land Trust Gallatin Valley Land Trust Mid-Yellowstone Land Trust Montana Land Reliance Prickly Pear Land Trust Save Open Space, Inc.
Blue Ridge Rural Land Trust Botanical Garden Foundation
Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy Catawba Lands Conservancy Catawba Valley Heritage Alliance Conservation Trust for North Carolina Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina High Country Conservancy Highlands Land Trust Land Trust for Central North Carolina Lumber River Conservancy North Carolina Coastal Land Trust North Carolina Rail—Trails, Inc.
Pacolet Area Conservancy Piedmont Land Conservancy Sandhills Area Land Trust Smith Island Land Trust Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee Triangle Greenways Council Triangle Land Conservancy
Prairie/Plains Resource Institute
Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust Bear-Paw Regional Greenways Bedford Land Trust Concord Conservation Trust Dunstable Rural Land Trust Francestown Land Conservation Green Mountain Conservation Group Monadnock Conservancy Piscataquog Watershed Association Rockingham Land Trust Seacoast Land Trust Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests Strafford Rivers Conservancy Upper Valley Land Trust
Delaware & Raritan Greenway, Inc. Edison Greenways Group Edison Wetlands Association, Inc. Harding Land Trust Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance Lawrence Township Conservation Foundation Morris Land Conservancy Musconetcong Watershed Association New York-New Jersey Trail Conference Protect Our Wetlands Waters & Woods Ridge and Valley Conservancy Schiff Natural Lands Trust STEM
Tewksbury Land Trust
Washington Township Land Trust
Canyon Preservation Trust Partners Land Trust
Rio Grande Agricultural Land Trust Santa Fe Conservation Trust Southern Rockies Agricultural Land Trust Taos Land Trust The Forest Trust, Inc.
Trust for Public Land, Southwest Regional Office
Nevada Land Conservancy Tuscany Research Institute
Agricultural Stewardship Association Albany County Land Conservancy Battenkill Conservancy—New York Beaver Dam Sanctuary Bergen Swamp Preservation Society Cape Vincent Village Green, Inc. Carantouan Greenway Catskill Center for Conservation and Development Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy Chenango Land Trust Columbia Land Conservancy Dutchess Land Conservancy Edward L. Rose Conservancy Ferncliff Forest Finger Lakes Land Trust Friends of Stissing Landmarks Friends of the Outlet Genesee Land Trust Genesee Valley Conservancy Hudson Highlands Land Trust Indian River Lakes Conservancy Lake George Land Conservancy Land Trust of the Saratoga Region Lower Mohawk Land Conservancy Mendon Foundation Mianus Gorge Preserve, Inc.
North Salem Open Land Foundation Oblong Land Conservancy Ontario Bays Initiatives Orange County Citizens Foundation Orange County Land Trust Otsego Land Trust Park Hill Land Conservancy, Inc. Peconic Land Trust Placid Lake Foundation Post-Morrow Foundation Pound Ridge Land Conservancy Rensselaer-Taconic Land Conservancy Rondout-Esopus Land Conservancy Save the County Scenic Hudson, Inc.
Schodack Area Land Trust Schoharie Land Trust
Serpentine Art and Nature Commons Shawangunk Conservancy The Nature Conservancy, New York State Office The Open Space Preservation Trust Thousand Islands Land Trust Trust for Public Land, Mid-Atlantic Regional Office Tug Hill Tomorrow Wallkill Valley Land Trust Warwick Conservancy Westchester Land Trust Western New York Land Conservancy Winnakee Land Trust Yorktown Land Trust
Beaver Creek Wetlands Association Black Swamp Conservancy B-W Greenway Community Land Trust Chagrin River Land Conservancy Citizens’ Land Conservancy of Hamilton County, Ohio, Inc. Firelands Land Conservancy Genoa Township Land Conservancy Association Granville Land Conservancy Headwaters Landtrust Hillside Trust Hudson Land Conservancy Little Beaver Creek Land Foundation Little Miami Medina Summit Land Conservancy Natural Areas Stewardship, Inc. Owl Creek Conservancy PLACE-Portage Land Association for Conservation & Education Tecumseh Land Trust Three Valleys Conservation Trust Tinkers Creek Land Conservancy Waite Hill Land Conservancy Western Wildlife Corridor, Inc.
Norman Area Land Conservancy
Deschutes Basin Land Trust Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah Gorge Trust Greenbelt Land Trust McKenzie River Trust Natural Areas Association North Coast Land Conservancy South Coast Land Conservancy Southern Oregon Land Conservancy The Wetlands Conservancy Three Rivers Land Conservancy
Allegheny Land Trust Allegheny Valley Land Trust Allegheny Valley Trails Association Bedminster Land Conservancy Berks County Conservancy Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club and Wilderness Park Association Brandywine Conservancy Central Pennsylvania Conservancy Clearwater Conservancy Conneaut Lake/ French Creek Valley Conservancy Conservancy of Montgomery County Countryside Conservancy Coventry Land Trust Delaware Highlands Conservancy Farm & Natural Lands Trust of York County Fox Chapel Land Conservancy Trust Friends of the Riverfront Gratiot Lake Conservancy Heritage Conservancy Hollow Oak Land Trust Kennett Township Land Trust Lancaster County Conservancy Lancaster Farmland Trust Land Conservancy of Adams County Lebanon Valley Conservancy London Britain Land Trust Lower Merion Conservancy Manada Conservancy Merrill W. Linn Land & Waterways Conservancy Mid-Atlantic Karst Conservancy Montgomery County Lands Trust Montour Trail Council Natural Lands Trust Neighborhood Gardens Association North American Land Trust North Branch Land Trust Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy Open Land Conservancy of Chester County Pennsbury Land Trust Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust Pine Creek Land Conservation Trust Pocono Heritage Land Trust Schuylkill County Conservancy Solebury Township Land Preservation Committee Susquehanna Piedmont Preservation Council Tinicum Conservancy Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Wildlands Conservancy Willistown Conservation Trust Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association
Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico
Aquidneck Island Land Trust Barrington Land Conservation Trust Block Island Conservancy Block Island Land Trust Chocorua Lake Conservation Foundation Conanicut Island Land Trust Coventry Land Trust Cumberland Land Trust Land Conservancy of North Kingston Lincoln Land Conservation Trust Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust Narrow River Land Trust North Smithfield Land Trust Prudence Conservancy Richmond Rural Preservation Land Trust Sakonnet Preservation Association Smithfield Land Trust
Aiken County Open Land Trust Beaufort County Open Land Trust Congaree Land Trust Edisto Island Open Land Trust Friends of the Reedy River Katawba Valley Land Trust Kiawah Island Natural Habitat Conservancy Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust Lowcountry Open Land Trust Naturaland Trust Spartanburg Conservation Endowment
Spearfish Canyon Land Trust
Foothills Land Conservancy Knox Land and Water Conservancy Land Trust for Tennessee Lookout Mountain Land Trust Lula Lake Land Trust Maury Heritage Land Trust North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy South Cumberland Regional Land Trust Southeastern Caves Conservancy Swan Conservation Trust Tennessee Land Trust Tennessee River Gorge Trust Wolf River Conservancy
Bexar Land Trust
Big Thicket Natural Heritage Trust Buffalo Bayou Partnership Cibolo Conservancy Connemara Conservancy Hill Country Conservancy Hill Country Land Trust Hudspeth Directive for Conservation Katy Prairie Conservancy Legacy Land Trust Native Prairies Association of Texas Texas Ornithological Society Valley Land Fund
Southern Branch of Utah Open Lands, Inc. Swaner Memorial Park Foundation Utah Open Lands Conservation Association Virgin River Land Preservation Association
Blue Ridge Foothills Conservancy Friends of Dragon Run Jamestown Compact Land Trust Land Trust of Virginia Middle Peninsula Land Trust National Forestry Land Trust Northern Virginia Conservation Trust Piedmont Environmental Council Potomac Conservancy Rivanna Conservation Society Valley Conservation Council Virginia Outdoors Foundation Western Virginia Land Trust
Greensboro Land Trust Hinesburg Land Trust, Inc. Jericho Land Trust Lake Champlain Land Trust Middlebury Area Land Trust Passumpsic Valley Land Trust Inc. Richmond Land Trust South Hero Land Trust Stowe Land Trust Vermont Land Trust Vermont River Conservancy
The Land Trust for St. Croix
Bainbridge Island Land Trust Blue Mountain Land Trust Capitol Land Trust Cascade Land Conservancy
Chehalis River Basin Land Trust Chelan-Douglas Land Trust Cold Spring Conservancy Columbia Land Trust Cowiche Canyon Conservancy Great Peninsula Conservancy Inland Northwest Land Trust Jefferson Land Trust Lummi Island Heritage Trust Methow Conservancy Nisqually River Basin Land Trust North Olympic Land Trust Northwest Institute for Historic Preservation PCC Farmland Fund Puget Sound Farm Trust San Juan Preservation Trust Save Habitat and Diversity of Wetlands Organization Skagit Land Trust Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland Tapteal Greenway Trust for Public Land, Northwest Regional Office Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust Whatcom Land Trust Whidbey-Camano Land Trust Yakima Greenway Foundation
Aldo Leopold Foundation
Baraboo Range Preservation Association Bayfield Regional Conservancy Caledonia Conservancy Cedar Lakes Conservation Foundation Deer Lake Conservancy Door County Land Trust East Troy Area Lakes Land Trust Gathering Waters Conservancy Geneva Lake Conservancy Ice Age Park & Trail Foundation Kenosha/Racine Land Trust Kinnickinnic River Land Trust Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve Mississippi Valley Conservancy Muskego Lakes Land Conservancy Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust Ozaukee Washington Land Trust, Inc. Prairie Enthusiasts Sheboygan Area Land Conservancy Standing Cedars Community Land Conservancy The Nature Conservancy, Wisconsin Field Office Upper St. Croix Land Trust Urban Open Space Foundation Waukesha Land Conservancy Wisconsin Farmland Conservancy Wisconsin Metro Audubon Society
Appalachian Trail Conference Land Trust Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land Trust Land Trust of the Eastern Panhandle West Virginia Cave Conservancy West Virginia Land Trust