Resources Directory

The existing network of bird conservation partners and resources provides an excellent opportunity for land trusts to engage in conservation at different scales. This Resource Directory is designed especially for land trusts: bringing many of the resources together in one place and helping navigate the resources to find what is pertinent to land trusts. The resources can be useful for land trusts' funding proposals, community outreach, strategic conservation planning, land acquisition and easement justification, management plan development, and monitoring. The resources on these pages are organized by four categories – Engaging People, Planning, Management Guides, and Presentations and Publications.

If there are additional resources that you’ve found helpful and would like added to the site, please email us with the resource name, category in which it should be listed, online link, and a description of how it's useful to land trusts. We value your contributions!

  • Land Trust Bird Conservation..Promotional Materials

    The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has created a bookmark, power point slide, and press release to help land trusts promote and advertise the Land Trust Conservation Initiative Website.  ... See More

    Resources Directory, News, Presentations and Publications
  • Wildlife Conservation and Private Protected Areas: The Discrepancy Between Land Trust Mission Statements and Their Perceptions

    A journal article in Environmental Management, studying the extent to which land trusts explicitly focus on wildlife conservation.  We found that land trust mission statements rarely mention wildlife while land trusts cite wildlife habitat as the most significant outcome of their land protection. We outline the implications of this disconnect.... See More

    Resources Directory, Presentations and Publications
  • Forestland Ecosystem Guide

    Guides in this section are representative of landscapes or natural woodland systems dominated by trees and other woody plants where tree cover typically ranges from 25% – 100% cover.

    Resources Directory, Management Guides
  • Shrubland Ecosystem Guide

    Guides in this section are representative of landscapes dominated by mostly woody shrub species, often mixed with forbs and grasses.

    Resources Directory, Management Guides
  • Grassland Ecosystem Guide

    Guides in this section are representative of landscapes dominated by grasses and other herbaceous species. Tree and shrub cover is typically less than 10%.

    Resources Directory, Management Guides
  • Riparian Ecosystem Guide

    Guides in this section are representative of landscapes consisting of plant communities contiguous to waterways or bodies of water with visible vegetation or physical characteristics that reflect permanent water. They are typically transitional zones between wetland and upland habitats.

    Resources Directory, Management Guides
  • Top 10 Tips For Working with Land Trusts on Bird Conservation

    Written for a bird conservationist audience, this publication describes what land trusts are and spotlights ten tips that show the impacts and benefits land trusts have on birds and bird conservation efforts.

    Resources Directory, Presentations and Publications
  • Top 10 Tips For Working with Land Trusts on Bird Conservation In the West

    Written for a bird conservationist audience, this publication describes what land trusts are and spotlights ten tips that show the impacts and benefits land trusts in the West have on birds and bird conservation efforts.

    Resources Directory, Presentations and Publications
  • Multiple Species, Habitats and Miscellaneous Guides

    This section represents miscellaneous guides, such as managing for farmland or multiple species, which could not be categorized by our chosen habitat types.

    Resources Directory, Management Guides
  • Land Trust Initiative: National Results Presentation

    A presentation on land trusts and bird conservation, including information and results from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Land Trust Initiative survey, recommendations, and next steps.

    Resources Directory, Presentations and Publications