The land stewardship is a set of strategies and tools that aim to involve owners and land users in conservation and good use of values and the natural, cultural and landscape resources. To achieve this , it promotes agreements and mechanisms for ongoing collaboration between owners, custodians and other public and private actors (Basra Rock, X. and Sabaté i Rotés, X. 2006).
A custody agreement is a voluntary procedure between an owner and custodian to agree on how to conserve and manage a territory. The pact can be verbal or written (Basra Rock, X. and Sabaté i Rotés, X. 2006).
The custodians are public or private non-profit organizations actively involved in conservation techniques territory by land stewardship. They can act as custodian organizations as diverse as a neighborhood association, a conservation organization, a foundation, a town hall, a consortium and other public body (Basra Rock, X. and Sabaté i Rotés, X. 2006).
Nationally, the meeting point between banks and custody occurs through the Land Stewardship Platform.
- Land Stewardship Platform: http://custodia-territorio.es
- Forum Networking and Land Stewardship Entities: http://www.frect.org/
Land stewardship networks in Spain:
- Xarxa Territori CUSTODY: http://www.custodiaterritori.org/ca/castellano.html
- Avinenca, Valencian Association of custody and charge Gestió del Territori :. http://www.custodiaterritorivalencia.org/
- Ínsulas, Red Andaluza de Custodia and Land Management: http://www.insulas.org/
- CTIB, Drivers of Land Stewardship in the Balearic Islands: http://ictib.org/
- Galega group of custodians do Territory (AGECT): http://custodiadoterritorio.org/
- RTCCT, Red Land Stewardship Transcantábrica: http://redtranscantabricadecustodia.blogspot.com.es/
- Stewardship Network of Castilla y León: http://www.custodiacastillayleon.org/
- Land Stewardship Network in Madrid and Castilla-La Mancha: http://custodiaterritoriomcm.org/