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.

  • Mendocino Land Trust

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

  • Mississippi Valley Conservancy

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

  • Mississippi Valley Conservancy

    In 2019, Mississippi Valley Conservancy (MVC) spearheaded a collaborative effort to establish the Kickapoo Bird Habitat Initiative (KBHI).

  • 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.

  • Sonoma Land Trust

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

  • Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

    Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy implemented low cost, minimal impact forestry practices to restore declining conifer ecosystems for the benefit of multiple species of greatest conservation need.

  • Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

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

  • Teton Regional Land Trust

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Thousand Islands Land Trust

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

  • Westchester Land Trust

    Westchester Land Trust uses community partnerships, workshops, and eBird to facilitate conversations about bird conservation in Westchester County, New York.