A landscape-level approach to conservation that removes barriers to project development to quicken the pace and permanence of land and water conservation.
Guiding science into action, the Gulf Partnership developed the Strategic Conservation Vision Tool to help guide land and water conservation.
Restoring and preserving key habitats for wildlife, while balancing human needs, to improve the ecological condition of our natural resources.
Mitigating the impacts of natural resource damages to improve ecosystem and climate resiliency while providing assistance during our greatest time of need.
The purpose of this report is to recommend methods and best practices for landscape-scale conservation projects in the Gulf of Mexico Region to aid the funders and other Gulf ecosystem restoration decision makers, land trusts, and land conservation practitioners in ensuring their land protection investments are efficient and cost-effective.
This report offers suggestions for reviving both the ecosystems and the economies of the Gulf Coast region. Our approach is one of voluntary land conservation through cooperation with landowners, public agencies, residents, and regional stakeholders. More than 86 percent of the agricultural and forested lands in the Gulf Coast region are privately owned. By working with private landowners and residents of local communities, land trusts—nonprofit organizations that actively conserve land through cooperative agreements with landowners, direct land purchases, and other methods—can help create a future for the Gulf Coast region built on shared values of hard work, responsible stewardship and a passion for the outdoors.
This booklet is for landowners who want to learn more about the options available for conserving their natural lands, including:
Land trusts can help landowners find the right solution, one that fits the needs of their family and financial situation while conserving land in the most appropriate way.
Carrying on the legacy of conservation from generation through generation, conservation easements help ensure the resource, landowner, their families, and the community reliant upon healthy habitats will forever be protected
The Gulf Partnership and its land trust members facilitate conservation at scale, fulfilling the dreams and wishes of the owner in a never-ending journey to protect wild places.
Working tirelessly for conservation, it takes a watershed-scale approach with a diverse conservation community to protect our home. With climate change and land-use development, permanent land protections have never been more critical to abate coastal flooding, red tide, and water quality impairments.
As climate change occurs, our communities need to be resolved with a watershed-based approach. Everything we do has an impact, with watershed planning and land conservation as a central tenant to improving ecosystem services while providing stormwater protection and greenspace for community benefits.