New Conservation Foundation program to provide land management resources to property owners

‘Helpful documents and videos’ available on designated page of Foundation website, and Dec. 2 community event planned

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast this week announced a new program “designed to connect owners and managers of local ranches, farms, forests, and fields with the resources they need when they need them.”

“The program was tailored to meet the unique needs of landowners based on responses to a recent Conservation Foundation survey,” a news release explains. “As a not-for-profit land trust, the Foundation serves the community in many ways, including supporting private landowners in their efforts to meet long-term land management goals,” the release adds.

“Landowners and land managers in Southwest Florida face many challenges,” said Lee Amos, land stewardship manager for the Conservation Foundation, in the release. “We may not have all the answers, but we want to be an active part of the solution,” Amos continued. “Our new landowner resources program is a space to bring people together and connect them with the tools they need to tackle their challenges and protect our beautiful home.”

“The program consists of helpful documents and videos on a designated landowner resources page” of the Conservation Foundation’s website, the release explains. An individual also may opt to receive a quarterly email newsletter that will contain content “specifically for Southwest Florida landowners, including stewardship and management information, upcoming landowner events, funding opportunities, and more,” the release continues.

Further, those interested in getting in touch with a member of the Conservation Foundation’s land protection team “can do so quickly and conveniently” using the Let’s Talk About Conservation form on the website.

The Conservation Foundation also has announced its first landowner community event, Conserving Family Lands: An Evening at Longino Ranch, scheduled for Friday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m.

“During this special event,” the release says, landowners and managers will hear from experienced local cattlemen and conservation professionals, who will share personal stories of community, family and business, “including how land conservation has laid the groundwork for the future.”

Visit to learn more about that event, to join the Conservation Foundation’s landowner email list, to get in touch with a member of the land protection team, or to access a growing collection of landowner resources, the release adds.