The Texas Land Trust Council (TLTC) engages in a variety of programmatic efforts that benefit the land conservation community in Texas, from education to advocacy to technical assistance. Our work focuses on sustaining a level of excellence among Texas land trusts by providing technical resources like our Conservation Easement Handbook and Texas Conservation Lands Inventory database, as well as first-rate training opportunities via our LandTerns program and annual Statewide Land Conservation Conference. To date Texas’ land trusts have protected over 1.4 million acres of farms, ranches, wetlands, urban gardens, forests, watersheds, coastlines and river corridors. TLTC is proud to support this effort.
TLTC also provides resources for private landowners who are interested in protecting their land. These include our free, online Land Trust Directory, which lists all TLTC member land trusts by county. Landowners can search for land trusts working in their area of the state. Our Conservation Easement Handbook, also available online, provides landowners with useful information about conservation easements particular to the state of Texas, contains a list of commonly-asked questions, and profiles landowners around the state who have used conservation easements to protect their land.