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Spring 2014

Vol. 33 No. 2 | ISSN 2159-2918



Saving Land Spring 2014
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Cover Story

Art and Conservation | By Elisabeth Ptak

Many land trusts incorporate art in their land protection work—from fundraising to community engagement—so many that we had a hard time choosing which ones to cover in this article. Read why art is such a popular tool for inspiring people to protect land.

View more examples of art related to conservation on our Flickr site »

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Land We Love: Legacy of the Land Through Art

Legacy Land Conservancy in Michigan increases awareness and support of its mission through a juried art event.

Selling Carbon Offsets | By Elizabeth L. Wroblicka, Esq.

The burgeoning carbon offsets market for forest projects offers new funding opportunities for land trusts.

Read the full version of Elizabeth Wroblicka’s article, which includes a section on how to develop forest projects for registration.

Gifts of Time | By Rose Jenkins

A Southern land trust shares tips on how to create and nurture a highly successful volunteer program.

See three sample documents from Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy: a volunteer sign-in form, their conflict of interest and confidentiality form, and a waiver.



From the President

Stronger Than Ever

Conservation News

Healthy school lunches; housing for restoration workers in need; birding on protected lands and more

Policy Roundup

Art and the politics of saving land


One special tree unites a community

Board Matters

Transitioning to a governing board

Accreditation Corner

The sense that “land trusts are all in it together” inspires the work of the Commission

Fundraising Wisdom

You can launch a planned giving program

Resources & Tools

Publications on water and financial management; a website for woodland owners

People & Places

A new Alliance communications director and board member; more stories linking art and conservation; Ear to the Ground


Meet Nancy Hamill Winter, a conservation hero honored for her volunteer service

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