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Winter 2014

Vol. 33 No. 1 | ISSN 2159-2918



Saving Land Winter 2014
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Cover Story

Understanding the Debate about Conservation Easement Amendments | By Jane Ellen Hamilton

Most land trust practitioners fall along the middle of a spectrum of opinions on amendments. To understand the range of thought, the article first describes the opposite ends of the spectrum then provides practical pointers for everyone. See certain states' easement enabling legislation »


Land We Love: Prairie Ponderings

With only 4% of tallgrass prairie remaining in North America, the Kansas Land Trust works with landowners to protect what’s left of this rare ecosystem.

An Ecosystem of Services | By Christina Soto

For years the Land Trust Alliance has been evolving a suite of services tailored to land trusts to help them build capacity and become strong organizations that will stand the test of time.

Putting Their Heads Together | By Edith Pepper Goltra

When large land trusts partner with smaller ones, both benefit from combining their respective strengths.



From the President

A Time of Change and Innovation

Conservation News

Funding for climate change resiliency; learning through creativity; how to involve Millennials and more

Policy Roundup

Recognizing “ambassadors” in the land trust community who advocate for all of us


One Michigan land trust weaves community engagement into its organizational fiber

Board Matters

How a land trust can become a donor’s favorite charity

Accreditation Corner

The Accreditation Requirements Manual leads the way to continuous improvement

Fundraising Wisdom

An incredible fundraising tale from Texas

Resources & Tools

A preview of the Land Trust Salaries and Benefits Survey results

People & Places

Meet new Alliance board members; Rally 2013 recap; In memoriam


Author Barry Lopez pays tribute to land trusts at Rally 2013

Accreditation Section

Accredited list, November 2013 »

The Foundation of the Future »


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