Open Space Committees

Open Space Committees

As a trusted, local source of information, Open Space Committees (OSCs) stand in an excellent position to help increase the pace of land protection in their community.  In fact, perhaps the most effective role for OSCs may be helping their neighbors make informed decisions about the future of their land by getting them timely information and contacts when they are making decisions.  This role compliments with the work of land trusts and state conservation agencies who can then provide the necessary expertise to help interested landowners conserve their land.

Neighborhood Outreach Grant Opportunity

Looking to do more landowner outreach? We are looking for proposals to implement “neighborhood-based outreach” to landowners on conservation-based estate planning, including land protection options. The goal of this project is to use social networks to help inform landowner decisions about the future of their land. Learn more about our Neighborhood-based Outreach Grant program.