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.

  • Columbia Land Trust’s East Cascades Oak Partnership

    Columbia Land Trust brings together partners across the East Cascades in Oregon and Washington to shift oak conservation strategies to benefit birds and people.

  • Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast

    The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast uses the Florida Scrub Jay as a keystone species for public outreach about habitat management and bird conservation in their community.

  • Mendocino Land Trust

    Mendocino Land Trust uses eBird, Merlin, and All About Birds to engage their community in citizen science for bird conservation.

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    Audubon Vermont

    The Golden Chain Project, led by Audubon Vermont, utilizes Golden-winged Warbler conservation as a way to bring together multiple land trusts and potential bird partners around a common theme.

  • Kennebec Estuary Land Trust

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

  • Central Colorado Conservancy

    CCC uses eBird and Lewis’s Woodpecker to conserve land and water while inspiring people to engage in restoration and stewardship on private lands.

  • Chelan-Douglas Land Trust

    CDLT collects and uses bird survey data to learn how birds use post-wildfire habitats and to inform management practices.

  • 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.

  • Kachemak Heritage Land Trust

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

  • Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust

    CCALT and Bird Conservancy have worked together to advance conservation efforts that benefit birds and their habitat.

  • 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.