Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Conservation News and Info from TLTC

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TLTC Recieves $50,000 from the Knobloch Family Foundation

To Fund Transaction Cost Matching Grant Program

The Texas Land Trust Council (TLTC) has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Knobloch Family Foundation to create a pilot program that will provide matching grants to member land trusts for transaction costs for conservation easement projects that meet certain criteria. The goal is to encourage strategic conservation, while providing transaction cost assistance in order to reach conservation easement donors for whom these costs have presented a terminal barrier.

This is a pilot program and through it, TLTC hope to demonstrate great financial leverage and on-the-ground conservation success. With these funds, TLTC will be able to award matching grants of up to $10,000 for at least 5 easement projects that reflect strategic conservation priorities.

We look forward to working with our land trust partners in the coming year on this exciting new program!

2014 Texas Land Conservation Conference Videos are Now Online!

Were you unable to attend the conference this year? Or perhaps you were there, but want to check out some of the concurrent sessions that you missed?  Our new 2014 conference session and keynote videos are now up on the TLTC YouTube channel! You can view selected workshops and keynote sessions including our keynote address by Bob Phillips of the Texas Country Reporter, our endangered species panel, our session on water policy in Texas, and our inspirational Lone Star Land Stewards panel.
Check it out!

Don't miss another opportunity to be there...
2015 Texas Land Conservation Conference
20th Anniversary, March 4-6, 2015, Austin
Land and water conservation inspired education, workshops, and networking. For more information on our 2015 event, visit: www.texaslandconservationconference.org 

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