The Centre for Land Conservation (CLC) gratefully acknowledges the contributions of all those organizations and individuals that helped to make this report possible.


Environment and Climate Change Canada provided information, advice and financial support.


CLC is particularly grateful to the private land conservation organizations that shared their perspectives on the stewardship and legal protection of their conservation properties and conservation agreements.* Their enthusiasm to tackle important issues sets the stage to generate increased support and stability for private land conservation. Without their input, this report would not have been possible.

Conservation funders and government representatives provided invaluable knowledge and ideas for increasing support for stewardship and legal protection of private conservation lands.


*Throughout the report, “conservation agreement” refers to a conservation easement, covenant or servitude