About us

LandTrustMaps is made by two friends who use technology to support land conservation & environmental justice organizations

We heard from leaders at land trust organizations that interactive maps were an effective communication and engagement tool. But there wasn’t an easy way to make a quality map, and most land trusts don’t have the budget to hire a web developer or GIS specialist.

We wanted to change that. We built a map that can be embedded in any website, that can be updated easily by non-technical users, that looks great.

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Ross Bernet

Community Manager

Ross has a graduate degree from Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and is excited about connecting his passions for technology and conservation. An avid hiker, biker, and backpacker, Ross spends as much time as he can outdoors. His favorite outdoor space in Philadelphia is the Wissahickon Valley Park.

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Jeff Frankl


Jeff taught for several years at PennDesign’s City Planning program and has worked on environmental technology projects related to stormwater. He loves to go for walks around his neighborhood in West Philadelphia. His favorite outdoor space in Philadelphia is Bartram’s Garden.