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Spring 2013

Vol. 32 No. 2 | ISSN 2159-2918

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Saving Land Spring 2013
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Cover Story

Good Health for All | By Elisabeth Ptak

Protected land can improve people’s health and lives. By offering connections to the outdoors, especially to those who might not otherwise have access, land trusts are showing they can be agents of change.

 

Features

Tribute to H. William “Bill” Sellers | By Jean Hocker

Former Land Trust Alliance president Jean Hocker shares memories of conservation leader Bill Sellers, her colleague, mentor and friend.

 

Large Landscapes in Focus | By James N. Levitt

Talent, technology, conservation finance techniques and social innovation are fueling a new generation of large-scale conservation initiatives.

 

Land We Love: “Up the Ridge We Go”

Bruce Lumper and Marolyn Wilks protect a spectacular wildflower ridge southwest of The Dalles, Oregon, with Columbia Land Trust.

 

Durable Collaborations, Part I | By Dale Bonar and Jim Morris

This first part of a two-part series explores the different types of collaborations and partnerships that are strengthening land conservation around the country.

 

Departments

From the President

People-Powered Parks

 

Conservation News

The Alliance offers new resources for all-volunteer land trusts; a land trust in Newtown helps the community heal; refugees grow food and hope in a land trust’s community garden; and more

 

Policy Roundup

The land conservation community celebrates two victories, but must continue to build strong relationships

 

Voiced

Activist and author Jarid Manos’s group heals people while healing the land

 

Board Matters

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution tool in the conservation defense toolbox

 

Accreditation Corner

Who are the commissioners, and how are they selected?

 

Fundraising Wisdom

Two fundraising experts discuss trends in 2013

 

Resources & Tools

Ambassadors extend conservation’s reach; new groups on The Learning Center; webinars in 2013

 

People & Places

Meet Bob and Shirley French, early champions of land conservation

 

Inspired

Conservation spanning time and place

 

Accredited Land Trusts

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

 

Extra Extra!

Fundraising Wisdom continues with these three sample documents from Illene Roggensack of Third Sector Innovations:

 

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