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!
- Important Bird Areas
The Important Bird Areas Program is a global initiative of BirdLife International, implemented by Audubon and local partners in the United States. The IBA program identifies and aims to conserve areas that are vital to birds and other biodiversity.
- Joint Ventures
Migratory Bird Joint Ventures are cooperative, regional partnerships that work to conserve habitat for the benefit of birds, other wildlife, and people.
- Land Trust Alliance: Framework and Resources for Change
The Land Trust Alliance’s Framework and Resources for Change is a flexible, adaptable roadmap for personal and organizational use. A comprehensive tool for developing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion competencies, the framework is a resource for land trust staff and board members in the U.S.
- 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 Bird Conservation Initiative website and its resources.
- 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.
- Land Trust Initiative: Western 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 from only those land trusts located in the West (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY), recommendations, and next steps.
- Land trusts and bird conservation: A needs assessment Western states
In 2014, we conducted an online survey of regional and local land trusts throughout the U.S. to learn more about land trusts’ interests and experiences with bird habitat conservation and related resources. This publication reports on the Western states’ results from the survey.
- Land trusts and bird conservation: A needs assessment
In 2014, we conducted an online survey of regional and local land trusts throughout the U.S. to learn more about land trusts’ interests and experiences with bird habitat conservation and related resources. This publication details the survey’s background, purpose, methods, results, summary of recommendations for land trusts, and next steps for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Land Trust Initiative.
- Land Trusts and Wildlife Crossing Structures Toolkit
The Center for Large Landscape Conservation published a 29-page Land Trusts and Wildlife Crossing Structures Toolkit in 2023, which explores how land trusts can engage in wildlife crossing projects.
- Latino Outdoors
Latino Outdoors strives to inspire, connect, and engage Latino communities in the outdoors and embrace cultura y familia as part of the outdoor narrative, ensuring our history, heritage, and leadership are valued and represented.