About Land Trusts
Neawanna - North Coast Land Conservancy
Why Land Trusts?
Oregon Land Trusts
Conservation Views
Acquisition Techniques
About Land Trusts
There are over 1,200 land trusts in the U.S., serving every state in the nation. But many people have never heard about these organizations or their vital role in conserving open lands and resolving land-use conflicts.
These nonprofit organizations tend to be community-based and are not a part of government. This independent, grassroots structure allows trusts to act as nonpartisan negotiators, helping landowners and communities to protect lands (often valuable natural habitats) from the pressures of development. In addition, trusts can provide case-by-case solutions that respect the needs and wishes of private landowners.
In this section, you can explore the overall benefits of land trusts, learn about Oregon's trusts, consider alternative methods of conservation and examine the various techniques used to put lands into trust.
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