Land Protection Resources

Land Protection Resources

Land conservancy is an important aspect of bringing the Trout Unlimited mission to life.  TU’s land protection program works to foster collaborative partnerships, develop funding sources, organize volunteer support, provide technical support and celebrate success stories.

NLC Land Conservancy Work Group

The National Leadership Council’s Land Conservancy work group strives to cultivate funding sources through TU’s Conservancy Fund. The fund is much like TU’s Embrace A Stream grant program in that it offers financial assistance to land trusts and other conservancy groups in acquiring land and easements to protect coldwater resources and access to them in partnership with TU chapters and councils. 

A Guide for TU Chapters: Working with Land Trusts
Everything you need to know about working with land trusts.  Basics of land trust operation, conservation easements and TU’s role in their creation, public angling access scenarios, technical support options, and communicating with landowner are covered.

A Guide for Land Trusts: Working with Trout Unlimited 
Give this guide to your local land trust to help them protect coldwater resources.  The guide covers leveraging funding with fisheries science, grant programs for transaction costs and restoration projects as well as easement drafting for coldwater issues.

Land Protection Project: Success Stories and Case Studies
This booklet gives short descriptions of successful land protection projects covering both eastern and western examples.

Additional web-based tools and resources


TU Volunteer Leaders trainings are a powerful way to connect with resources, learn from fellow volunteers and grow your impact locally. Join us for the following events:

In-Person Trainings:

2021 Annual Meeting
Due to increasing COVID-19 concerns and projections, the 2021 Annual Meeting is cancelled.

2021 Regional Rendezvous
Due to increasing COVID-19 concerns and projections, the 2021 Regional Rendezvous are postponed.

Online Trainings:

View past training recordings or join an upcoming live, online webinar, held at 8 p.m. EST unless otherwise noted.

February 23 — Virtual Advocacy: Using Online Petitions to Grow Impact (8PM)

March 4 — Filing the NEW Annual Activity Report & IRS Reporting Requirements (8PM)

March 15 — Embrace A Stream Grant Training (8PM)

March 29 — Effective Digital Communications During COVID (8PM)

April 8 — TU Event Registration Tools to Better Manage and Promote Your Activities (8PM)


Your Volunteer Operations Staff is here to help! 

Nick Halle
Volunteer Operations Coordinator
(703) 284-9425
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Lisa Beranek

Leadership Development Manager
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