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A Quick Guide to Adaptation Planning for Land Trusts – USDA

The USDA Forest Service created this guide that includes an Adaptation Workbook process to help land trusts navigate the effects of climate change.

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A Natural Forest Ecosystem: Best Practice for Natural Area Stewardship
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New England’s Climate Imperative: Our Forests as a Natural Climate Solution: A Highstead Report

A 2022 report from Highstead explores how New England’s forests are an important climate solution and explores five pathways to increase forests’ impact.

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Northeast Bird Habitat Conservation Initiative Mapping Tool

The Northeast Bird Habitat Conservation Initiative has announced the launch of an exciting new interactive mapping tool designed to aid northeastern conservation practitioners and organizations, including regional conservation partnerships and land trusts in advancing conservation.

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State of Connecticut Directory of Certified Forest Practitioners
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Inverted Board Meeting Structure

Shared by Sharon Danosky, this alternative way of structuring board meetings allows you to focus discussion on “big picture” items, and connect the discussions in your meeting back to your mission and strategic objectives. Also included are ideas for creating a consent agenda to more efficiently move through items that may require approval, but do not require discussion.

Introduction to FarmLink for Land Trusts

CLCC and CT Farmland Trust hosted an online introduction to the FarmLink program, and how FarmLink can help match your land trust to a farmer who is interested in stewarding your agricultural lands. Topics discussed land and community benefits of leasing farmland, land trust considerations before leasing, and funding opportunities for your land trust.

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Leasing Land to Farmers: A Handbook for New England Land Trusts, Municipalities and Institutions – Land for Good

This handbook was produced for New England by the Non-farming Landowner Task Force of the Land Access Project.

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Venn Diagram: Donor-centered Writing

Shared by Judy Anderson

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How to Talk About Climate Change – Land Trust Alliance & Open Space Institute

The Land Trust Alliance and the Open Space Institute created this document to guide land trusts as they discuss climate change issues in their local communities.

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Solar Siting Guidelines – American Farmland Trust

American Farmland Trust’s mission is to save the land that sustains us by protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land. AFT supports accelerated solar development and believes that, with proper planning and siting, our agricultural lands can also play a meaningful role in hosting solar energy while maintaining active and productive agriculture.

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Resilient Sites for Conservation in the Eastern US – The Nature Conservancy

This resource from The Nature Conservancy shares resilient sites in the Eastern US where conservation action is most likely to succeed in the long term.