There is something that’s missing from the tool kits of most land conservation organizations: voluntary landowner recognition and registry with agreements or pledges. Addition of landowner registry and recognition—combined with direct advisory assistance for land and natural resource management—fit nicely with other land conservation strategies and can be especially valuable approaches as the “community conservation” dimensions of land trusts expand.
For most land trusts, landowner registry, and the assistance that comes with it, refine both community engagement and strategic communications activities. The land trust can reach a broader public and community of interest. Addition of this missing tool builds a strong foundation and outreach that can convince more landowners to feel comfortable entering into permanent property deed restrictions with conservation easements in the future. --Chuck Roe, President, SCP
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When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.... Conservation, viewed in its entirety, is the slow and laborious unfolding of a new relationship between people and land."
There is in fact no distinction between the fate of the land and the fate of the people. When one is abused, the other suffers.
From the President
SCP President Chuck Roe looked at land conservation along the route of John Muir's "Southern Trek."
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