Land Trust Excellence & Advancement Program
LEAP, a partnership with the Land Trust Alliance, aims to provide coordinated and intensive services and support for Wisconsin land trusts whether large, small, staffed, or all-volunteer. Through LEAP, we support individual land trusts; strengthen the fabric of Wisconsin's land trust community; advance strategic, collaborative conservation; and, prepare land trusts for Accreditation.
Services Provided through LEAP
- Trainings & Workshops for Land Trusts
- Land Trust Online Resources
- Special Services & Grants for Land Trusts
- Land Trust Standards & Practices Grants
The LEAP model was crafted after thorough analysis of similar statewide efforts in Michigan, Maine, and Indiana – all states with similarly diverse land trust communities. LEAP design and goals have been vetted by the Wisconsin Land Trust Council, an advisory body of land trust leaders from land trusts across Wisconsin.
With input and insight from Wisconsin land trusts, Gathering Waters and the Alliance launched LEAP in 2011.
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