Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice


Park Rx


Park Rx: Exploring an Innovative Prescription Program

How are nature and human health linked? What role do public health and health care workers play in connecting patients and the general public to nature?

Watch an excerpt below. To watch the full webinar click here.

Conservation and Stewardship:

Climate Change Resources

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission and the Land Trust Alliance Help & Resources committed to providing ample resources to ensure that any land trust that has the will can learn everything they need to become accredited.

Land Trust Alliance-The Land Trust Alliance is the voice of the land trust community. As the national leader in policy, standards, education and training, we work passionately to support land trusts so they can save and secure more lands now and for future generations.

Maine Association of Non-Profits-The Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) enriches Maine communities by empowering people with purpose—people and organizations at the forefront of the issues and opportunities that will determine Maine’s future prosperity. As a leading advocate and resource, we ensure that Maine nonprofits are adapting, thriving, and contributing in a fast-changing world.

Maine Land Trust Network-The Maine Land Trust Network builds and sustains the quality and effectiveness of land trusts, as well as other organizations engaged in land conservation, drawing upon their collective expertise and resources to ensure responsible and successful conservation.

Established in 1995, the Maine Land Trust Network strengthens the land conservation community by serving as a central hub of information. It brings conservationists together to facilitate information exchange and collaboration. Additionally, the Network provides a broad array of programs, services, and resources that build the capacity and sustainability of land conservation organizations throughout the state.

A program of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, the Maine Land Trust Network is led by a Steering Committee representing up to 25 member land trusts. A number of workgroups engage in and support the efforts of the Steering Committee.

The Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Partnerships– “Working with others” is a central tenet of conservation practice today. This site provides guidance, tools, best practices and other resources to help you and your organization enter into and maintain healthy, effective and productive partnerships.

ParkServe® – Explore park access in your neighborhood. The Trust for Public Land is leading a national campaign to ensure that every person in America has access to a quality park within a 10-minute walk of home. The ParkServe® platform measures and analyzes current access to parks in cities, towns, and communities nationwide. ParkServe® includes a comprehensive standardized database of local parks in the 13,913 cities, towns and communities.

Jay Friedlander, creator of the ABUNDANCE CYCLE-The Abundance Cycle breaks down your organization into its core activities so you understand your strengths. 

Using Photovoice to engage diverse communities & perspectives
(Jessica Brunacini – Maine Sea Grant)

Photovoice: Using Images to tell Communities’ Stories Participant Handbook (System Exchange)


Conservation Stewardship in the Time of COVID-19: The Land Trust Alliance has put together this document with helpful tips and recommendations for land trust stewards.

Leave No Trace COVID-19 Report/Guidance: The COVID-19 Pandemic is Changing the Way People Recreate Outdoors: In an effort to gather timely and relevant data on national recreation patterns, before, during, and after the pandemic, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics worked quickly with its research partner, Pennsylvania State University, to offer guidance to land managers, recreation providers, and outdoor enthusiasts across the country.

Flyer with simple suggestions for people to observe, downloadable poster. Aid for Land Trusts managing visitors on trails.

LTA: COVID-19 Resources for Land Trusts – The Land Trust Alliance is helping land trusts navigate the many challenges we collectively face.

Information on COVID-19 for Maine Nonprofits: Financial Relief for Nonprofit Businesses and Employers.-MANP has created a webpage to provide the most up-to-date information as it becomes available on financial relief and support for nonprofit organizations during the pandemic. 

National Council of Nonprofits-Nonprofits and Coronavirus, COVID-19 Resource Webpage
The novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, is creating an evolving situation with varied impacts around the world and across the states. The National Council of Nonprofits will be updating this page regularly with the latest information and resources that nonprofits can use to prepare and respond.

Federal Coronavirus Relief Bills: What Do They Mean for Nonprofits?
On March 31st, the networks of the National Council of Nonprofits hosted a presentation to help all in the charitable community understand what various provisions of the two laws mean for nonprofits. Click on image above or view and share the presentation here.

Connecting the Dots: COVID-19, JEDI, & Conservation/the Outdoors
On March 30th, The Avarna Group hosted a webinar with over 300 members of the outdoor recreation, conservation, and environmental community to explore how COVID-19 has impacted staff, constituents, communities, program participants, park visitors, and more. Above is the video recording of the first portion of the call (minus the Q&A, which we kept confidential), and here is a Resource Google document with detailed notes on frameworks they shared, crowdsourced resources for further learning, and ideas shared by participants for addressing pressing dilemmas you all share. Click on the image above or view and share the webinar here.

COVID-19 Care Checklist for Nonprofits – Feeling overwhelmed? You are not alone, here is a suggested checklist by Kelly McCormack (MANP) that can offer you some support in these uncertain times.

How Individuals Can Continue to Support Nonprofits During the Pandemic-Kelly McCormich (MANP) offers some ways individuals can help nonprofits continue to provide services to our communities.