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!
- NABCI Field Guide to Developing Partnerships
Developing mutually beneficial partnerships based on common or complementary goals requires commitment, flexibility, and a desire and capacity to listen and understand the needs, values and challenges of potential partners. This document provides guidance on how to find common goals, effectively reach out to potential partners, and develop lasting relationships that benefit all players.
- NABCI DEIJ Community of Practice
The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Community of Practice is a joint effort of NABCI and the Diversity Joint Venture. The goal is to provide a forum for organizations to learn from each other, expand partnerships and create space for diverse participation.
- 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.
Merlin is a free bird identification app for your smartphone, offering quick identification help for all levels of bird watchers to learn about North America and Europe’s common and rare birds.
- Macaulay Library
The Macaulay Library provides access to the world’s largest archive of wildlife sounds and videos, and allows users to search recordings by species for birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, arthropods, and even fishes. Additionally, digital audio guides are available for download.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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 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.