Centre for Land Conservation

The Centre for Land Conservation is a not-for-profit, registered charity that supports the conservation of private lands in Canada.

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Forever Protected?  The Potential for Sector-wide Approaches to Stewardship and Legal Defence of Private Conservation Lands

Forever Protected? The Potential for Sector-wide Approaches to Stewardship and Legal Defence of Private Conservation Lands

Stewardship and legal protection of conservation lands in Canada’s southern landscapes is critically important to achieving national biodiversity targets and supporting climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts. As most lands within these landscapes are privately owned, non-governmental land conservation organizations have a key role to play if these objectives are to be met. This report focuses on the need for these organizations to have the capacity to operate sustainably to provide long-term, durable stewardship and legal protection of their conservation lands and agreements.

Forever Protected?

The Canadian Land Trust Standards and Practices

The Canadian Land Trust Standards and Practices (CLT S&P) are the ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust in Canada. The CLT S&P have 12 broad standards and 91 practices.

Standards and Practices
The Canadian Land Trust Standards and Practices
Performance Assurance Program

Performance Assurance Program

Standards and practices, buttressed by a verification program provide a means to validate the quality of the organization. Such programs highlight areas where an organization is doing well and identify opportunities for improvement in the ongoing pursuit of excellence. Overall, such programs enhance the credibility of the sector and maintain public, investor and government confidence in it.

Performance Assurance Program