Conservation has economic, ecological, and social and community benefits. In partnership with the land trusts and open land advocacy groups, Moore Charitable aims to increase the pace, quality and permanence of land conservation through advocacy and policy change. Moore Charitable supports outreach and education programs that enhance land stewardship by providing conservation training to landowners, local communities, and future leaders. We also support community conservation efforts that enlist the highest level of local participation and empower communities to manage and conserve their natural resources.
One of the most effective and powerful tools for conserving private land is conservation easements – agreements between landowner and a land trust or government agency of varying sorts – which limit uses of the land in order to protect it in perpetuity. These easements often provide public benefits while continuing to allow landowners to own and use their land consistent with the conservation objectives. In partnership with land trusts and conservation partners, Moore Charitable is committed to advancing the use and innovation of conservation easements to protect natural and working landscapes from unwanted development and other pressures, as well as the fragmentation of open spaces.
By partnering directly with The Land Trust Alliance (LTA), the mother of all land trust coalitions with more than 1,000 land trust members, The Moore Charitable Foundation aims to increase the pace, quality and permanence of land conservation through persuasive advocacy and real policy change.Learn More