About the Land Conservation Assistance Network

Now, more than ever, it's important for land owners to take the initiative to preserve their land for future generations and practice conservation. We know it can be difficult for anyone wishing to make proactive, forward-thinking decisions to know where to start. LandCAN provides a searchable directory of resources for landowners to connect with qualified professionals to navigate the complex ins and outs of real estate transactions, tax and estate planning, and regional land conservation activities.

On the Land Conservation Assistance Network (LandCAN), we can help connect you to resources and local professionals who understand the importance of land conservation. They can help you minimize your tax burden, take advantage of funding opportunities and, most importantly, protect our working landscapes for future generations.

Who We Serve

The Land Conservation Assistance Network (LandCAN) is a free resource available to landowners, conservation professionals and anyone else interested in the countless programs and policy issues around preserving private land resources. We are not an advocacy group, and we do not promote any specific services or products. Rather, our aim is to make information easy to access, so that farmers, foresters, ranchers and other property owners can make responsible land planning and management decisions. Our dedicated online portal provides resources for landowners in all 50 states. To learn more about our various services, browse our website or contact our office today.

2022 Annual Report

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Twenty-two years ago, we launched LandCAN to engage private landowners in on the ground conservation on a scalable basis. For two decades we have been working against the tide of the environmental movement and federal land agencies both of whom are focused on adding conservation acreage to public agencies’ portfolio.


2021 Annual Report

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We experienced record user traffic; we completed a new network for the conservation of monarch butterflies covering eleven states; and we completed a new conservation network for Georgia, our tenth state LandCAN.


2020 Annual Report

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Despite the trials and tribulations weighing on us all in 2020, LandCAN had a productive year. We helped launch the Western Collaborative Conservation Network in Ft. Collins, CO. In July we moved into new offices in Yarmouth saving our on annual rent expenses. On May 5th, we received preliminary notification of a significant grant award from USDA’s NRCS for their new competitive Conservation Collaboration Grants Program.


2019 Annual Report

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2019 was a year of major progress! Sam Houston’s declaration, "Do right and risk the consequences", has always been emblematic for us here at LandCAN. We think Sam Houston would have loved LandCAN. In 2019 we have added 2 state LandCANs - Texas and Virginia and began working on the Monarch Butterfly section of the Habitat Conservation Assistance Network.


2018 Annual Report

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Learn about our journey in 2018 by reading our newest annual report edition. As you’ll see in this Annual Report, we believe that the power of our organization comes not from what we call ourselves, but from the passionate people—landowners and our donors—who live and breathe our mission every day. Thank you for helping us with our success.

What We Offer

LandCAN resource directory contains information on land trusts, nonprofit conservation organizations, farm, forest, wildlife, wetland and other professionals to help you fulfill your conservation objectives. We continuously research and add federal and state funding and technical assistance programs. We provide simple, easy to understand program summaries, as well links to eligibility requirements and application forms.

LandCAN provides the resources you need to learn about conservation opportunities that can assist you with land management, capital preservation, and tax & estate planning strategies designed to stimulate land conservation & preservation.

From the basic concepts of conservation easements to in-depth articles on retaining the family farm, or finding appropriate qualified professional assistance for your needs/circumstances, LandCAN has the resources you need.

How You Can Help

The Land Conservation Assistance Network (LandCAN) is a nonprofit organization, and donations are a key component of our funding. To make a tax-deductible financial contribution, visit the Donate Now page. Even the smallest amount helps us continue to promote private land conservation and management. Can’t donate right now? Show your support for the farmers and ranchers across the country who are preserving private land resources by following us on Facebook and Twitter .

Who We Are

LandCAN is an entrepreneurial 501(c)(3) founded in 2000. Since its beginning, LandCAN has worked to provide tools and resources designed specifically for the needs of landowners, endangered species habitats, and land and energy conservation professionals.

Meet the Staff & Board