Dr Rebecca Bunn
This spring I worked with a local non-profit, the Whatcom Land Trust, as a GIS/GPS specialist in their stewardship department. Whatcom Land Trust aims to buy land for the main purpose of conservation. They also buy up conservation land easements, which are the rights to land development. This allows WLT to restrict any further development of land in the future, even if the landowner sells their property. As a nonprofit, they are heavily restricted by their available funding, and are forced to utilize mostly donations and State Grant funding. Even so, they own around 6,500 acres of property and are approaching 10,000 acres of land easements.
Adriano, de Oliveria, "Whatcom Land Trust" (2023). College of the Environment Internship Reports. 126.
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