The Equine Land Conservation (ELCR) is an educational and networking resource for horsemen and communities. Since all land is saved locally, we provide the information horsemen need to protect horse lands and trails in their home town.
ELCR is concerned about the broad range of horse land issues. We ask the question, “Where will you ride, drive, compete, race, raise foals, and grow hay in the future?” We address issues faced by all horse owners regardless of size, breed, and discipline.
Across the country, we are losing 6,000 acres of agricultural, forest and other lands each day. Conservatively, we need 36,000,000 acres to feed the estimated 9 million horses in the U.S. At the 2008 Kentucky International Equine Summit, David O’Connor, President of the US Equestrian Federation and Eventing Gold medalist in the 2000 Olympic Games acknowledged that the loss of land for horse-related activities is the greatest threat to horse sport, industry and recreation in the United States.
ELCR’s educational information and networking topics available to horsemen include:
- Primary Issues
- Community Land Use Planning
- Farmland Protection
- Trail Access & Stewardship
- Secondary Issues
- Farm & Ranch Land Stewardship & Best Management Practices
- Equine Economic Development
- Liability Issues
Looking ahead, we anticipate that farmland protection and community land use planning issues will explode and consume 65% or more of our time and resources.
Our Conservation Partners program, a membership program for organizations provides the most concerned equine and equestrian organizations with a regular program of educational information, news and advocacy alerts. Our Conservation Partner organizations are comprised of conservation-minded organizations from various sectors of the horse world—breeding; media; competition and discipline; equestrian parks and facilities; land conservation and stewardship; recreational riding and driving; government; and commercial. We provide information, guidance and support to our Partners via five annual conference calls, regional meetings, and on-line bulletin board with model forms.
The Equine Land Conservation Resource updates its website www.elcr.org regularly with educational information, events and news of national, state and regional interest. ELCR is also on Facebook under our name Equine Land Conservation Resource.
Equine Land Conservation Resource
Chief Executive Officer
4037 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511 Phone:
(859) 455-8383 Fax:
(859) 455-8381 Visit Website
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