WeConservePA added and updated the following guides recently:

  • Making Restricted Gifts: Donors of land, cash, or other property may desire to place restrictions on a gift to ensure it is used only for specific purposes. To what extent might such restrictions limit or disallow a charitable tax deduction? What should a donor consider before making a restricted gift?
  • Land Trust Accreditation: The Land Trust Accreditation Commission offers outside verification that a land trust conforms with a key set of practices within Land Trust Standards and Practices. Accreditation is voluntary. A land trust should weigh the advantages of rigorous, external review against the opportunity costs of obtaining and maintaining accredited status.

Additionally, WeConservePA is collecting open space and outdoor related civic planning documents and income tax credit open space referendum ordinances under the library categories Municipal Open Space, Park, and Recreation Plans and County and Regional Recreation, Park and Open Space Plans. Feel free to explore these growing resource collections which will soon bolster new and updated guidance on the topics. If you know of similar plans and ordinances from Pennsylvania municipalities or counties and do not see them listed, feel free to send them to Communications Specialist Robert Campbell at [email protected].