​Land trusts work in communities across the country to protect their most valued places. Land trusts in cities have had to innovate, using new conservation tools, engaging diverse audiences and developing specialized skills to protect land in densely populated areas. They have also been at the vanguard of addressing their communities' social and economic concerns through land conservation. They need opportunities to share ideas, build their networks and grow skills that are unique to the urban environments in which they work.

The Urban Conservationists Peer Network will provide a forum in which land trust staff and board members can discuss challenges unique to their urban service areas. It will also solicit and subsequently incubate ideas for how the Alliance can build programming that targets the “conservation concerned,” who disproportionately live in metropolitan areas.

Questions? Contact Andrew Szwak at aszwak@lta.org.


Thanks for your interest in joining the Urban Conservationist Peer Network. To begin, we’d like to learn more about you and your experience with urban conservation.

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. We'll respond to you within two weeks following your submission.


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