EQUINE LAND CONSERVATION RESOURCE

Saving land for horses and horse-related activities


 

Welcome to Our Online Resource Library

Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) provides a host of valuable tools including articles, guides, templates, webinars and videos, in six core issues areas, to help protect and conserve land for horses. To access the resource library, simply click on one of the six core issue areas below.


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Conservation Tools for Horse Lands

There are many tools for protecting open lands, including horse farms and ranches, competition venues, trails, hay fields, and the ecologically sensitive lands that often accompany these. ... Read More »

Photo credit:  Karen Myers

Equine Access to Public Lands

Public lands play an important role in equine activities such as trail riding, competition venues, stabling, grazing and more.  In this area you will find information about... Read More »

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Benefits of Horses to Our Communities

There are many economic impact studies that support the economic impact of the horse at the local, state and national level. Beyond the notable economic impact that... Read More »

Foxhunters depend on landowners who are willing to allow equestrian access to their properties. Photo credit: KLM Photography

Equine Access to Private Lands

Privately owned land is the most at-risk component of our equestrian landscape.  Boarding barns, competition venues, trails, hunt fixtures and hayfields are being lost every day as... Read More »

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Planning for Horses in Your Community

Planning and zoning decisions can affect how land is taxed, what it may be used for, and which standards and regulations are applied to it.  These regulations... Read More »

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Best Management Practices

The most common issue we confront in talking with owners of farms and ranches is the challenge of making their businesses sustainable, both financially and ecologically.  Tools... Read More »