The Texas Land Trust Council (TLTC) in collaboration with The River Systems Institute (RSI) at Texas State University is offering an unique opportunity for members of the land conservation community to attend a Land Conservation Course at Texas State University for Continuing Education Credit. The course will take place on Tuesday evenings starting January 25 through May 2011. Please click here to register.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a LandTern?
LandTerns are Internship candidates interested in natural resource conservation. These pre-
professionals are supported by a newly created partnership between Texas State University,
River Systems Institute, the LandTerns Steering Committee, and the Texas Land Trust Council.
LandTerns are exploring career paths, educational resources, contacts in land conservation
industry, and potential job opportunities.
Who may become a LandTern?
Undergraduate and Graduate students enrolled in Texas State University GEO 4393 / GEO 5395.
Participation in this class is a pre-requisite for being a LandTern. Professionals in the industry
who are interested in the class or those from land conservation organizations seeking an Intern
What are the benefits of participation?
Course material covers a variety of topics unique to resource conservation, highlighting Texas,
and field-trips offer place-based learning opportunities. Students from this class are eligibile to
apply for a grant to attend the annual Land Trust Conference in Austin, TX 2011. The students,
the lecturers, the Land Trust community and others from the resource conservation community
will be part of a social mixer at the end of this session.
What are additional opportunities for participants?
Students become eligible for a scholarship to pay for an Internship with participating
organizations. Students who become Interns can receive credit towards their degree for
their internship experience. Additional scholarship opportunities may exist for the national
Land Trust Alliance Rally October 2011. Others participating in the class may be eligible for
Continuing Education credits offered at Texas State University.
What about the Continuing Education credits?
The Texas Land Trust Council will offer discounts to its member organizations to receive
instruction alongside these students enrolled in the course taught at Texas State University.
Participation is limited to 12 members per semester.
What about non-students not seeking Continuing Education credits?
Drop-ins for class are limited to 2 per class but must receive confirmation prior to the evening
the class which they plan to attend is being held.