Mission and Vision

The Ties to the Land Initiative provides education and inspiration to woodland owners, land-based family businesses, professional service providers and educators to help families meet the objectives of keeping land in family ownership and retaining forests. The land grant university-based initiative provides programs, written materials, learning resources and website resources for land owners. We work with and through a network of national and local landowner, conservation and civic organizations, and state and federal agencies who expand both our programmatic scope and reach. Our focus on education and the quality of our collaborators provide both distinctiveness and effectiveness.