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Assistance Directory for Private Forest Landowners (USA)
Are you a forest landowner looking for voluntary, long-range conservation planning assistance tailored to your goals and the capacity of your land? One of the most highly rated sources of such assistance across the country is the Forest Stewardship Program. You will be provided with advice not only on the trees, but also on the forestís other plants and flowers, the wildlife, the soil, the water, and the aesthetic value. The advice can also include information on habitat projects, timber sales, and tree planting.

Audubon's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

Our national network of community-based nature centers and chapters, scientific and educational programs, and advocacy on behalf of areas sustaining important bird populations, engage millions of people of all ages and backgrounds in positive conservation experiences.

CARE Act 2003 New Tax Incentives for Conservation
April 9, 2003, Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate passed conservation tax incentives today as part of a bill to aid charities. The CARE bill (S 476) includes four such incentives Ė one for landowners who donate conservation easements on their lands, one for landowners who sell their land to a conservation organization, one allowing nonprofits to use tax-exempt bonds for conservation of forests, and one exempting conservation grants from the U.S. Department of Interiorís Partners in Wildlife Program from taxation. The bill will need to be approved by the House of Representatives before it becomes law.

Collaboration Resources
Resources from the Red Lodge Clearing House

Congressional Research Service Reports at the National Library for the Environment (NLE)

Conservation Commons
Site dedicated to advancing open access to data, information, knowledge, and expertise on the conservation of biodiversity

Conservation Easements
A Landowner's Guide Conservation Easements for Natural Resource Protection

Conservation OnLine
Resources for Conservation Professionals CoOL, a project of the Preservation Department of Stanford University Libraries, is a full text library of conservation information, covering a wide spectrum of topics of interest to those involved with the conservation of library, archives and museum materials.

Conservation Options for Private Landowners in Florida
Florida is one of the fastest growing states and included 11 of the 100 fastest growing counties in the United States during 2003. Consequently, natural and agricultural lands are in high demand as the pressure to convert these areas to residential and/or commercial uses continues to increase. There are many compelling reasons, however, to conserve natural and agricultural lands in Florida. These include issues related to quality of life, traditional rural lifestyles, aesthetic values, significant economic contributions to the state, and even national food supply. Private lands also play a crucial role in the conservation of wildlife populations in Florida.

CRS Report 95-599 - Major Federal Land Management Agencies Management of Our Nation's Lands and Resources - NLE

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