Time brings change and unanticipated challenges that effective land trusts address successfully.
The Land Trust Alliance keeps a pulse on legal developments and news in order to provide land trusts with comprehensive, up-to-date information and guidance. The Alliance also provides resources and support to help land trusts develop necessary procedures to uphold their mission, while staying on solid legal and financial ground.
The Land Trust Alliance offers support, guidance, resources, tools and leadership to land trusts across America to uphold conservation permanence by:
In 2011, the Land Trust Alliance created Terrafirma, a charitable risk pool specifically for land trusts to insure them against the legal costs of safeguarding conservation. Terrafirma is owned exclusively by its 545 land trust members and, as of 2022, has insured 10 million acres of conserved land.
Terrafirma unites land trusts across America to share in safeguarding conservation, providing a safety net for legal expenses so that land trusts have the confidence and capability to uphold conservation in perpetuity. This will help to create favorable case law, avoid unfavorable case law and protect the permanence of conserved land.Learn more