Private landowners & land users

Landowners and land users (farmers, diagnosis foresters, abortion shepherds, hunters, fishers) and their organisations are key partners in land stewardship agreements, and are also the main way to involve them in nature and biodiversity conservation. Landowners and land users have a lot of reasons to get involved in land stewardship, from immaterial benefits such as social recognition to the improvement of the economic productivity of their land.


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Recommendations to be considered by private landowners, land users and their organisations

  • Discover land stewardship and its opportunities, and get in contact with land stewardship organisations and networks to share best practices, and build knowledge and practical know-how.
  • Learn from other landowners and farmers already involved in land stewardship agreements. Organising debates and presentations on land stewardship is a good option.
  • Search for advice on the natural values of your property and how to manage those properly. Participating in local conservation groups that might evolve into land stewardship organisations.
  • Ask land stewardship organisations in your area how they work and how you can become involved in projects to develop agreements of higher legal standards and best conservation results.
  • Build partnerships with land stewardship organisations and networks through your landowner and farming, forestry, hunting and similar organisations.
  • Link your land stewardship agreement to green economy activities in your property (i.e. commercialisation of products and services). Discuss options and joint opportunities for nature and landscape management with your land stewardship organisation.

Best LIFE Information project

best life

The LANDLIFE project (LIFE10 INF/ES/540) will be awarded one of the 5 best LIFE Information projects 2015.

  • Landlife Congress
    • Land Trust Alliance Rally 2016

      National Land Conservation Conference (29th year of Rally). Minneapolis.
      Organized by the Land Trust Alliance. From 28th to 30th of October.

    • Natura 2000 Day

      Natura 2000 Day

      In May, people across Europe will get to celebrate the European Union's Natura 2000 network. A variety of exciting events are being organised at Natura 2000 sites on and around Saturday, 21 May 2016 for members of the public and visitors to these protected havens.

    • Workshop on sustainable forestry in the UK

      The 1st workshop in a series of 4 will take place in Milverton, Somerset, UK from 17-20 March 2016.



LandLife (LIFE10 INF/ES/540) has been made possible by the European Commission’s LIFE programme. For more information, please visit