Resource Library

The Resource Library features more than 3,000 publications, webinars, events, courses, articles on topics important to you. Check out the most recent resources posted to the Resource Library.

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Dig deeper for even more information. Browse the topics below to find Land Trust Alliance programs, initiatives and curated library of resources to help your organization grow.

Land Trust Standards and Practices

Together, land trusts have established a set of guidelines for how to run a land trust responsibly: Land Trust Standards and Practices. Find extensive guidance for all 12 standards, 59 practices and 188 practice elements, including related case studies, sample documents, templates and more. 

Ways to learn

The Land Trust Alliance provides many different learning formats to help teach you about the most important topics in conservation.

Questions? We're here to help.

Mary Burke

Director of Educational Services

410-257-3893 | mburke@lta.org

Katie Chang

Senior Manager of Educational Services

202-800-2241 | kchang@lta.org

Alexis Thorbecke

Online Training Manager

202-800-2233 | athorbecke@lta.org

All Land Trust Alliance materials are designed to provide accurate, authoritative information about the subject matter covered with the understanding that the Alliance is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional counsel. If a land trust or individual requires legal advice or other expert assistance, they should seek the services of competent professionals. Information on the Resource Center may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information. The Resource Center contains links to other third-party websites. Such links are only for the convenience of the reader; the Alliance does not recommend or endorse the contents of the third-party sites. Use of, and access to, the Resource Center or any of the links or resources do not create an attorney-client relationship between the reader and the Alliance, its members or its contributors.

These resources can be used as a starting point to create a policy or other document for your own land trust, but should be altered as necessary to reflect your organization’s unique circumstances. If you are using this material for accreditation purposes, see the Land Trust Accreditation Commission website for additional information.