Conservation Resources helps land trusts, watershed associations, community organizations, and other non-profit conservation organizations by providing financial and technical assistance for their land acquisition, stewardship and restoration projects, and for related capital projects such as nature centers, visitor centers, trails, and master plans for capital projects. Through The Conservation Exchange, we raise new and increased sources of private and public dollars for distribution to non-profit organizations throughout the Garden State.
We help non-profit conservation organizations find public and private partners for their projects, and we can help facilitate the establishment and operations of these partnerships. CRI serves as a clearinghouse to refer landowners who wish to donate land or conservation easements to an appropriate non-profit conservation organization, or to an appropriate public conservation agency, as well put landowners who wish to sell their land or interests in their land in touch with an appropriate public or private group.
Although the majority of our consulting work for non-profit organizations is done for free as part of our core mission, there are certain instances where CRI is a formal, paid consultant to non-profit organizations. For example, CRI has been consulting with the Duke Farms Foundation for 6-years to help them develop and implement their vision of becoming a model for Environmental Stewardship. CRI is also working with the Land Trust Alliance, assisting conservation organizations such as Hunterdon Land Trust meet the Land Trust Accreditation standards. We worked with the staff and board of HLT to develop the first comprehensive open space and farmland preservation plan in Hunterdon County.