Welcome to Our Land Matching Portal
This is a free* community resource to connect local residents so they can arrange shared use of privately or publicly owned underused land.
Through the website portal, approved stewards (people seeking land) and landholders (people who own or manage land and are seeking stewards) can search for each other based on location and shared land use interests. We hope that this program will lead to the conversion of underused land into green amenities, while strengthening ties our community. Users are encouraged to contact each other to see if they are the right fit and to work out the details of a mutually beneficial land use arrangement. The KLT encourages land uses that are socially and environmentally responsible.
For more information, check out our press release here.
1. Review the KLT Land Use Guidelines (in the drop-down below)
2. Create a profile (by clicking on one of options in the drop-downs below)
Note: 2019 is the pilot year for this portal. We will continue to add more resources to the drop-down below (such as KLT design and planting guidelines) and welcome feedback to improve this portal and expand this initiative.
*We do ask for a suggestion donation of $20 to help us operate this program.
Terms of service: The Kingston Land Trust’s “Land Matching Portal” is designed and intended solely to provide and facilitate contact and communication between landholders and prospective land stewards. Any and all actions, arrangements, activities, projects, programs or relationships of any kind which may result or derive from such contacts or communications are and will be fully independent from the Kingston Land Trust and its “Land Matching Portal” and the Kingston Land Trust shall have no involvement, direct or otherwise, in, or any responsibility, legal or otherwise, for any of the same.
KLT Land Use Guidelines for Land Matching Portal:
The KLT Land Matching program encourages a range of possible land uses that have a public and environmental benefit, such as gardening, farming, community gatherings, wellness activities, foraging, ecological land management, and outdoor classrooms or playspaces. This list can grow based on other land use interests suggested by users and approved by the KLT.
Land uses should maintain and enhance open space and green space.
Gardening and land management practices should not use synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.
Activities associated with the land use should be inclusive of race, language, sexual orientation and gender identity.
If a profile submission suggests a land use that conflicts with these guidelines, KLT staff may ask the user to clarify or edit the submission before it is approved and searchable.
Are you a landowner, leaseholder, or contact person responsible for land in or around Kingston who is looking for one or more people who can steward this land by using it in a way that is consistent with the KLT Land Use Guidelines for Land Matching (listed above)? Create a landholder profile and submit one or more land listings. When your profile and land listing(s) are approved, you'll be able to search the profiles of potential stewards based on location and/or land use interests. Get in touch with a steward to discuss the possibility of making a mutually-beneficial agreement for the land to be used.
Are you an individual or group of individuals living of Kingston or the surrounding area who is seeking land to use in a way that is consistent with the KLT Land Use Guidelines for Land Matching (listed above)? Create a profile and describe your land use interests. When your profile is approved, you'll be able to search land listings based on location and/or land use interests. Get in touch with a landholder to discuss the possibility of making a mutually-beneficial agreement to use the land.