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, Presentations and Publications, and Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice.
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!
- 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…
- Waterbird Plan
A plan created to support a vision in which the distribution, diversity, and abundance of populations and habitats of breeding, migratory, and nonbreeding waterbirds are sustained or restored throughout the lands and waters of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.
- U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan
The U.S Shorebird Conservation Plan was drafted by partners from state and federal agencies and non-governmental organizations from across the country who pooled their resources and expertise to develop a conservation strategy for migratory shorebirds and the habitats upon which they depend.
- 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.
- 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.
- State Wildlife Action Plans
State Wildlife Actions Plans are proactive strategies that assess the health of each state’s wildlife and habitats, identify the problems they face, and outline the actions that are needed to conserve them over the long term.
- State of the World’s Birds Report 2022
The fifth edition of BirdLife’s flagship State of the World’s Birds report summarizes what birds, as metrics for planetary health, can tell us about the state of nature, the pressures upon it, and the solutions in place and needed.
- State of the Birds on Private Lands
State of the Birds on Private Lands is a report produced by the Cornell Lab and other national conservation partners that highlights the enormous contributions that private landowners make to bird and habitat conservation.
- Shrubland Ecosystem Guide
Guides in this section are representative of landscapes dominated by mostly woody shrub species, often mixed with forbs and grasses.
- Saving Land Magazine: Help Birds
Birds connect us to wild spaces and our natural world. They help to pollinate plants, disperse seeds and are bioindicators of ecosystem health. Birds bring people together and give them joy. But now, birds need our help.