Historically, long-term ecological conservation of land was the purview of governments, and existed only on public lands such as parks. New and emerging tools for private land conservation, such as the conservation easement, have changed that, and the possibilities are only beginning to surface.

 

In the last decade, there has been an explosion of local land conservation groups, called ‘Land Trusts,’ around the continent. The movement is building in Alberta, with several organizations up and running, and many others looking at establishing.

 

Corvus Conservation offers the following consultation and support services:

 

Consultation for Private Landowners
Conservation Easement Consultation
Organizational Development for Land Trusts
Public or Private Presentations

Download a copy of Corvus’ Private Land Conservation Fact Sheet

 

Consultation for Private Landowners

 

       Conserving your private land can be a difficult task, especially when you are not familiar with the options. Whether you own thousands of acres, or just a few, Corvus Conservation can steer you through the process. We can help you understand tools like conservation easements, and assist you with goal planning and land succession.

 

Conservation Easement Consultation

 

       Whether you are an individual considering a conservation easement, an organization refining an easement program, a new land trust creating a program, or a municipality exploring land conservation, you can benefit from Corvus’ expertise on conservation easements.

NEW Publication by Corvus: "Programs and Possibilities: Conservation Easements in Alberta"

 

Organizational Development for Land Trusts

 

       Land trusts have many things in common with other non-profit groups, but they also have their own distinctive character. Whether your land trust is just starting up or refining established procedures, Corvus can assist you in developing solid and appropriate board structures, fund-raising plans, and land securement policies.

 

Public or Private Presentations

 

       What is a conservation easement? What are land trusts? How does private land conservation relate to land use planning? Before taking steps with private land conservation tools, you, your community group, or your municipality will want to know the basics, and have the opportunity to ask questions. Corvus can provide public or more personal presentations on private land conservation.

 

And more …

 

If you have any project related to private land conservation, call us, and we can discuss how Corvus can support your effort.