Thursday, Jun. 6, 2024

ELCR and Partners Put Equines and Conservation First with Name Changes

ELCR stands for something different these days. Formerly, Equestrian Land Conservation Resource, ELCR is now Equine Land Conservation Resource. "We feel strongly that our mission to conserve land for horse-related activity should not be limited to riders," said President Nancy Hamill Winter. "Land conservation is an issue that unites all horse lovers, regardless of breed or discipline, and our new name recognizes that all horsemen are concerned with this threat. ELCR will still be recognizable by the iconic acronym and the tireless work to conserve land."

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ELCR stands for something different these days. Formerly, Equestrian Land Conservation Resource, ELCR is now Equine Land Conservation Resource. “We feel strongly that our mission to conserve land for horse-related activity should not be limited to riders,” said President Nancy Hamill Winter. “Land conservation is an issue that unites all horse lovers, regardless of breed or discipline, and our new name recognizes that all horsemen are concerned with this threat. ELCR will still be recognizable by the iconic acronym and the tireless work to conserve land.”

ELCR is also pleased to announce that the Equestrian Partners Program has become the Conservation Partners Program. “We feel the name change better reflects our partner membership base and mission. Conserving land for equine use is essential to the equine industry, sport and lifestyle.” says Carol Hienzsch, Conservation Partners Coordinator for ELCR.

The program has experienced tremendous growth in recent years – over 40% with a “reach” to over 1.1 million horsemen. Conservation Partners become part of a national network of equine owners and enthusiasts through a
variety of communications and information exchanges including: paper and e-newsletters, the Conservation Partners List Serve, informational emails, and conference calls.

Along with the name change, the Conservation Partners Program has added another level of membership. The Plus Level will receive additional promotion on the Conservation Partner’s page in the form of the organization’s logo link being included in the scroll.

The Premier Level will now receive maximum services, including the benefit of receiving direct assistance from ELCR in designing a custom conservation plan. The Premier Level will also have their organization’s logo link scroll on ELCR’s home page as well as have a listing of the organization with the web link on the Current Partners page.

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The Basic Level membership will have the organization listed on the Current Partners page along with the web link. These promotional advantages are in addition to the wonderful networking and educational advantages including Conservation Partner conference calls, listserv, bulletin board and discounts on ELCR publications.

A complete listing of the Basic, Plus, and Premier Level membership benefits are available on ELCR’s website at elcr.org.

ELCR’s 134 Partner organizations, representing over 1.1 million members, have each made a strong financial commitment to assist with the awareness raising and education of horsemen on issues of land protection for horses. Our Partner’s recognize that, regardless of breed, discipline or product specialty, the U.S. land development rate of 250 acres per hour, jeopardizes the future of equestrian recreation, sport and lifestyle.

About the Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR)

The Equine Land Conservation Resource is the only national not-for-profit organization advancing the conservation of land for horse-related activity. ELCR serves as an information resource and clearinghouse for land and horse owners on issues related to equine land conservation, land use planning, land stewardship/best management practices, trails, liability and equine economic development. If you want to know more about ELCR, visit our website at www.elcr.org or call (859) 455-8383. Visit us on Facebook, too.

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