BRF works with many individuals and organizations to better understand cost-effective approaches to successful land conservation. Among those individuals and organizations, the following three play an important role in developing our programs:• The Land Trust Alliance (LTA),,the national organization of land trusts, which works to ensure that land trusts have the information, skills, and resources they need to protect land through voluntary land conservation. BRF is a member of the LTA.
To become a member of the LTA, the BRF adopted LTA's Land Trust Standards and Practices. These are guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust, which is run legally, ethically, and in the public interest, and which conducts a sound program of land transactions and stewardship.
Program. Acquisition and management of land or easements, including land purchases, baseline documentation, and monitoring. A stewardship endowment is being funded for costs of long term care of properties.
Fundraising. Activities and projects designed to solicit and manage funds.