There are many ways to work with landowners to protect their land or help them steward their lands. The approaches taken should depend on the landowner, their level of knowledge and skills, and their desired outcomes for the property.
The Metrowest Conservation Alliance (MCA) has collected these resources to help you engage landowners effectively:
- Tools for Engaging Landowners Effectively (TELE)- TELE applies targeted marketing principles to the challenge of promoting good stewardship on private lands. Rather than using a broad-brush approach that tries to appeal to everyone, TELE practitioners design outreach programs to bring about a specific behavior change in a selected group of people. Learn more by downloading the TELE Engagement Guide.
- MassWoods - Provides information to landowners considering conserving or actively managing their lands, including local professionals, programs/incentives they can apply for, ways to permanently protect their land, and more.
- SVT’s CR Landowner Booklet- a guide for CR landowners.
- Resources on ways to conserve land in Massachusetts, including Chapter 61.