Land Trusts Conservation Fund (LTCF)
In 2019, the Canadian federal government approved of a $1.4 B Nature Fund to meet their goals of:
- Protecting at least 17% of terrestrial areas and inland water by 2020.
- Enhancing the integrity and connectivity of Canada’s protected and conserved areas network.
- Establishing new Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs) to support Indigenous engagement in conservation.
$100M in funding has been committed to the Natural Heritage Conservation Program, $20M of which has been allocated to the Land Trusts Conservation Fund (LTCF) over 4 years (2019-2023). The LTCF will support Canada’s community and regional land trusts in securing private lands and private interest in lands.
Under the Land Trusts Conservation Fund, OLTA, RMN and LTABC will work collectively to provide capacity building services to support the land trust community.