Success Stories

There are numerous land trusts that have had exceptional experiences conserving both lands and birds; we interviewed some of these land trusts. Their stories have inspired other land trusts interested in becoming more involved in bird conservation and demonstrated how a land trust can benefit from bird conservation, including which first steps to take. We encourage you to read the stories of the land trusts listed below to learn more about their bird conservation efforts, and what they did to succeed.

  • Thousand Islands Land Trust

    TILT is working to conserve lands for migratory birds, full-time residents, and for future generations of human visitors.

  • The Nature Trust of British Columbia

    TNTBC prioritizes land parcels based on their biodiversity in critically endangered Coastal Douglas Fir ecosystems to maximize conservation investments.

  • The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast

    Birds are a focus for CFGC’s conservation efforts because there are unique and vulnerable species in Florida.

  • Teton Regional Land Trust

    TRLT protects agricultural lands, which serve as habitat for many bird species of conservation concern.

  • Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

    SAHC has conserved nearly 800 acres of ecologically significant habitat to provide nesting grounds for birds.

  • Sonoma Land Trust

    SLT is dedicated to land restoration and conservation efforts that will provide habitat to a large range of bird species.

  • Sebasticook Regional Land Trust

    As a small land trust in a rural area, SRLT uses bird conservation to help raise awareness and garner support for their work.

  • Mississippi Valley Conservancy

    MVC prioritizes the protection of intact functional ecosystems, and saw they couldn’t have healthy ecosystems without birds.

  • Kennebec Estuary Land Trust

    KELT works with volunteer citizen scientists and eBird to establish bird monitoring programs that inform their conservation and management efforts.

  • Kachemak Heritage Land Trust

    KHLT is working to identify the statewide needs and successes of Alaskan land trusts for conserving priority bird habitats.

  • Indian River Lakes Conservancy

    IRLC is located in a unique area rich in bird species and is a critical site for the Golden-winged Warbler.

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    Finger Lakes Land Trust

    FLLT’s origins are deeply rooted in birds and bird conservation, as their conserved lands benefit breeding and migrating birds.