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Cooperation Between Community Land Trusts and Land Conservation Trusts

Dylan Hatch, Library & Public Programming Associate at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics

This article outlines the functions and benefits of forest land trusts, which Swann sees as a method for local forest management. The document is part of a plan developed by the  Society for Protection of New Hampshire Forests, the Institute for Community Economics, and the Monadnock Community Land Trust to assist woodland owners in managing their land. Swann’s analysis includes the challenges facing the management of privately-owned forest land  and how the forest community land trust addresses these issues. It also details the projected income and costs to landowners.

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Robert Swann

Robert (Bob) Swann was the founder of the E. F. Schumacher Society, now the Schumacher Center for a New Economics. In 1974 E. F. Schumacher asked Robert Swann to start a sister organization to his own Intermediate Technology Development Group, but it was not until 1980, when prompted by Resurgence editor Satish Kumar, that Swann organized the E. F. … Continued

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