THE NATURAL LANDSCAPE IS THE HEART OF OUR DESIGN: ALL PROJECTS WEAVE TOGETHER PUBLIC INCENTIVES, LANDOWNER'S RIGHTS AND ECONOMIC INTERESTS FOR A COHERENT PATTERN OF PROTECTION.
In 1992 Andrew L. Johnson and a dedicated group of professionals established the North American Land Trust with the primary purpose of preserving and managing open space with ecological, agricultural, or historical significance. From past experience, the Trust knew that combining innovative conservation techniques with tax incentives could preserve significant areas while relying on private stewardship.
And while The Trust isn't alone in our efforts to protect irreplaceable open space, our approach remains distinctively different.
The majority of our current projects involve partial development of the less sensitive portions of the property. Many result in significant wildlife preserves that we manage, or a satellite preservation organization oversees. The best preserves include a management center and, as part of The Trust's community out-reach program, offer ecologically oriented educational programs.
All of these processes include thorough examination of surrounding ecosystems and land use patterns by our Conservation Biologists. And, most importantly, we believe that the key to any successful conservation project is the establishment of sound, lasting stewardship objectives and proper financial returns for the landowner.
The North American Land Trust carefully considers the relationship between the landowner and their land, with the ultimate goal being preservation of the landscape while achieving the owner's financial needs.
The North American Land Trust reaches out to developers to reduce density yet make a profit.
The North American Land Trust assists government regulatory agencies when others avoid the challenge.
Here's How: APPROACH