About the Private Landowner Network

Understanding the web of federal and state agencies, tax codes and other bureaucracy can be a daunting task for anyone wishing to make proactive, forward-thinking decisions that preserve their land. The Private Landowner Network, brought to you by the Resources First Foundation, 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 Private Landowner Network, you can get connected with professionals who understand the implication of the choices you make. 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 Private Landowner Network is a free resource available to landowners, conservation professionals and anyone else interested in the myriad of program 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.


What We Offer

The Private Landowner Network 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.

Private Landowner Network 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, PLN has the resources you need.


How You Can Help

The Private Landowner Network 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. You can also become a member, with various levels of sponsorship available, including student, family and corporate memberships. 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 , Google+ and Twitter .


Who We Are

PLN's parent organization, Resources First Foundation is an entrepreneurial 501(c)(3) founded in 2000. Since its beginning, RFF has built web-based tools and resources designed specifically for the multi-faceted needs of private landowners, land & energy conservation professionals and business to advance their goals and objectives. In addition to the Private Landowner Network, we manage a portfolio of websites containing links to responsible land planning and management resources around the country.


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