Two land trusts 1,500 miles apart have formed a partnership that is enabling them to learn about each other’s best practices, and is forging great friendships in the process. Fernando Lloveras San Miguel, executive director of the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico, and Bob Lee, executive director of Virginia Outdoors Foundation, explain how this partnership is evolving, and how it is benefitting both groups.
sl: How did the partnership between the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico (the Trust) and Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) come about?
Fernando: In February, I contacted VOF to coordinate a potential visit to Virginia to get a better insight on VOF’s easement program. They responded immediately and both organizations started coordinating a working meeting.