2020 Green Burial Council Conference Virtual Presentation - October 22, 2020
Working with Conservation Land Trusts was presented online to an eager audience of curious individuals, aspiring cemetery operators and land trust staff. Landmatters described the work of land conservation organizations and the relationships that exist between conservation burial grounds and partner land trusts. The recorded session is available on the Green Burial Council's website. Contact us for responses to the session's Q&A. And don't hesitate to reach out if we can support your land trust's efforts.
2019 Land Trust Alliance Rally Raleigh, North Carolina - October 18, 2019
Dying for Conservation: How Land Trusts and Conservation Burial Grounds Work was a HUGE success! We had a hot room in more ways than one, with more than sixty participants attending to hear Sara Brink from The Wilderness Center describe the philosophy, ownership and operational structure for Foxfield Preserve and Kieran Roe from Conserving Carolina explain how his land trust entered into relationship with Carolina Memorial Sanctuary and holds its conservation easement. Thanks to all of you who stopped by our table to learn more about how conservation burial can be part of your land trust's next project. More questions? We're here to help! Contact LANDMATTERS.
Over 50% of the participants we surveyed PRIOR to attending the workshop said:
66% are already thinking about CB
66% have been approached by someone outside their org
60% have identified an existing or desired piece of land for CB
2/3 don't know whether CB exists in their area
88% are positive about CB depending on conditions
Priorities for land trusts are:
Working with partners
Beliefs and values: 56% believe conservation burial meets specific conservation objectives 53% believe it can generate revenue for the organization 47% believe it meets community benefit objectives 84% would hold a conservation easement 78% would own land if someone else was managing burial ground
We created an assessment tool to guide your decision making about a conservation burial project. Contact us for a complimentary 30 minute phone consultation and link to the tool.
Top photo: Credit Mark Johnson, Raleigh, North Carolina Bottom: Foxfield Preserve, Wilmot, Ohio