The management of private conservation lands by land trusts in Canada

dc.contributor.advisorHilts, Stewart G.
dc.contributor.authorWatkins, Melissa Jane
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-23T12:17:57Z
dc.date.available2021-04-23T12:17:57Z
dc.date.copyright2007
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Land Resource Scienceen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.description.abstractA 2001 survey of the 40 land and easement-holding land trusts across Canada, this study describes the land management activities of Canadian land trusts and evaluates whether Canadian land trusts are meeting the standards for land and easement management established by the American Land Trust Alliance (LTA). Long interviews based on the LTA's Statement of Standards and Practices were used to gather data on how land trusts are managing their land and easements. Twenty-eight land trusts also participated in a self-evaluation ranking their level of organizational capacity in six main areas related to their capacity to manage land: aspirations, technical expertise, finances, human resources, organizational skills and strategy. Results of the research show that Canadian land trusts are implementing some, but not all of the practices proposed by the LTA as guidelines for how to meet their standards for land and easement management.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/25293
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectland management activitiesen_US
dc.subjectCanadian land trustsen_US
dc.subjectstandardsen_US
dc.subjectland and easement managementen_US
dc.subjectAmerican Land Trust Allianceen_US
dc.titleThe management of private conservation lands by land trusts in Canadaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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