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Spring 2011

Vol. 30 No. 2 | ISSN 2159-2918


Saving Land Spring 2011

Saving Land Spring 2011
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Cover Story

The Retirement Bomb | By Brenda Lind

As the land trust community matures so do its leaders. Are land trusts ready for the massive changing of the guard that’s coming?



Protecting the View | By Elizabeth Wroblicka

Scenic easements are possibly the most widely used of all the types of conservation easements. Learn how scenic easements are being used today, and what drafting issues land trusts should be aware of.


Land We Love: Valuable, Vulnerable and Vanishing : Text and Photograph By Carolyn Fannon

The Coastal Prairie Partnership, a grassroots coalition in Texas, educates the public about the benefits of the last remaining coastal prairie ecosystems.


Reality Check for Online Fundraising | By Andy Robinson

A report commissioned by the Institute for Conservation Leadership looks at how environmental grassroots organizations are, or are not, raising money online.



From the President

Bold Action

Conservation News

The Alliance rolls out a new strategic plan; a land trust helps laid-off workers; and more


Policy Roundup

One year to spread the word about, and put to use, the enhanced conservation easement tax incentive


What is the larger role of a land trust in its community?

Board Matters

Conservation Finance Boot Camp attendees share what they learned; Board Member Challenge profile and logos


Accreditation Corner

Accredited land trusts as a group reflect the breadth of the land trust community


Fundraising Wisdom

Is your land trust overlooking an opportunity to conserve land and build your endowment at the same time?


Resources & Tools

Land trust salaries and benefits survey; new appraisal book; and more


People & Places

New Alliance board members; fire on the mountain; a governor keeps his word; Ear to the Ground


The healing refrains of nature


Accredited Land Trusts

Congratulations to the land conservation groups around the country for achieving accreditation


Extra! Extra! Read an extended piece from the latest Saving Land

Protecting the View (full version) | By Elizabeth Wroblicka

How scenic easements are being used today

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