Land Trust Alliance
- Policy Update
Powerful Friends Reintroduce Tax Incentive Bill
Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and ranking Republican Orrin Hatch (R-UT) have introduced the Rural Heritage Conservation Extension Act, S 526, to make the enhanced easement incentive permanent. Will your Senators co-sponsor?
The fiscal cliff deal renewed the enhanced easement incentive for 2012 and 2013, extended the farm bill, and mostly spared the charitable deduction. But threats persist, as illustrated by Alliance president Rand Wentworth's recent testimony at a Congressional hearing on the charitable deduction.
- Updates for Land Trusts
Six Land Trusts Achieve Accreditation
Congratulations to these organizations that were awarded the national distinction of land trust accreditation, making a total of 207 accredited land trusts nationwide.
Saving the Irreplaceable
The Alliance's 2012 Annual Report tells the stories of land trusts around the country that are saving their community's treasures.