Steve Small is recognized as the nation’s leading authority on private land protection options and strategies. He has been counsel to landowners and easement holders in more than 400 transactions around the country and has been involved in the protection of more than 1.5 million acres of land. Steve’s writing comes out of his unique perspective on land protection efforts around the country. Over more than three decades, Steve has given more than 400 speeches and workshops and represented clients in more than 45 states. More than 150,000 copies of the Preserving Family Lands books are in circulation. MORE

What Readers Are Saying

Ted Ladd, Chartered Financial Analyst and Director, Land Trust Alliance »

Steve Small’s book is a wonderful primer, and a wonderful handout, for those of us who would like to see new financial markets open up to the conservation community.  Steve’s mix of techniques and approaches is challenging and exciting.”  — Ted Ladd, Chartered Financial Analyst and Director, Land Trust Alliance

Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Chairman of the Paulson Institute »

“Steve Small has been a pioneer in finding creative ways to use finance to conserve natural areas.  And his book is a must read for all who are interested in finding new ways for the financial world and the conservation world to work more closely together, which I believe is a key to protecting our […]