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Southeast Land Trust Capacity-Building Program

Land Trust Alliance

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $335,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2005–December 31, 2006
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

About this grant

This grant will enable the Land Trust Alliance to continue its Southeast Land Trust Capacity-Building Program. Approximately 100 local land trusts are active in the four southeastern ecoregions of interest to Mott’s freshwater ecosystems grantmaking. While some of these land trusts are professionally staffed, many are small and ill-equipped to respond to the conservation challenges and opportunities before them.Multiyear funding will support activities that include assessing the capacity and organizational development needs of land trusts in the Southeast; providing training opportunities; offering opportunities to collaborate and share information; developing a national plan to ensure the integrity of individual conservation easements as properties change ownership; and awarding grants to at least 30 land trusts to advance strategic conservation, innovative collaboration and organizational development projects.Since 2001, the Land Trust Alliance’s Southeast Land Trust Capacity-Building Program has focused on two primary objectives: ensuring the basic competency of land trusts in the region and increasing the effectiveness of the land trusts’ work.