Land Trust Alliance, Inc.

Rating: 4 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Environment, Water

Location: 1660 L Street Nw Suite 1100 Washington DC 20036 USA

Mission: Over the last 100 years, individuals across the country have formed private nonprofit organizations known as "land trusts," each dedicated to acquiring and protecting land and natural resources for the public good. Effectively protecting land from ever-increasing development pressures takes a local infrastructure of land trusts working in every corner of the country, strengthened by the national leadership of the Land Trust Alliance.Since 1982, the Land Trust Alliance has helped grow the land trust community from 300 isolated organizations to a network of nearly 1,700 groups working to save our country''s special natural places--forests, parks, working farms and ranches, riverbanks, landscapes, and habitat. These are places that are critical to the quality of the air we breathe and the food and water we consume, and they are places that have enriched human lives through all generations.Because of the Land Trust Alliance''s work:* More landowners choose to protect their land* Conservation leaders are more effective at saving land* Strong nonprofits and legal systems protect land in perpetuity
Programs: The Land Trust Alliance works to secure public policies on a national scale that support land trusts' efforts and their conservation goals. These include federal tax incentives for conservation and strong federal funding for land conservation. The Alliance helps land conservation organizations working in communities all across our country develop, leverage, and coordinate their communications to build broad support for land conservation among the general public and among policy makers.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 3 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

What exactly do they do to monitor trusts? How do they ensure compliance with all standards? How often do they audit trusts? I want more facts on the nitty gritty of how to ensure these trusts are putting their money where their mouth is.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

have tried to find out whether a trust is high quality but got nowhere

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ensure rigorous standards and demand compliance with regular inspections.

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

The Alliance is wonderful! I learned many valuable skills for my future career including a renewed appreciation for land conservation.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the people!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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