No that’s not a typo! Your land trust must be alive and thriving in the 22nd century. The climate crisis, population pressure and ecological stress will dominate life, and your work will be needed more than ever. But your promise of perpetual protection will be tested, and the odds are high that many current land trusts will not survive that long. This interactive session will define a framework for longevity and actions land trust leaders can take to shape an organization to persist and thrive through decades of change. Strategic planning for the long-haul requires attention not just to conservation goals, but also your financial structure, organizational culture, management and governance practice. Only by being intentional in all of these areas can an organization be built to last. We’ll take a close look at key financial metrics and a practical approach to building a strong stewardship reserve fund. We’ll explore four essential characteristics of successful nonprofit organizational cultures. And we’ll detail five habits that will support resilience and longevity, all of which your land trust can begin practicing in the next year. Each of these changes can ripple through time, making land trust leaders’ legacy a truly multi-generational enterprise.