What accreditation has done for us

Achieving accreditation assures both our easement and financial donors of our integrity, professionalism and capacity.

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The June 2012 25th anniversary event held by Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust. / Photo courtesy of Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust

An island escape in Ohio

Those seeking a quiet refuge on the picturesque Lake Erie Islands may choose Middle Bass Island East Point Preserve — conserved in part by funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. 

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Lake Erie shoreline on the preserve/Photo courtesy of the accredited Black Swamp Conservancy in Ohio

Trading hiking boots for suits

Land trust staff are fantastic at building relationships — with landowners, stakeholders and elected officials, among others — to protect land in their service areas.

May 11, 2017
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May flowers

The old expression "April showers bring May flowers" doesn't just apply to the springtime calendar. It also rings true for land trust accreditation. 

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Photo by Valerie Roof

Connecting the world's tallest trees

The Berry Glen Trail property may be small in size, but its impact is large.

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Photo by Paolo Vescia

Capital of the Powhatan chiefdom conserved

Werowocomoco, the capital of the Powhatan chiefdom and one of the most significant Native American sites in North America, now has another honor designated to its name: conserved forever.

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Photo by John Henley

U.S. Interior Secretary speaks at Advocacy Days

The importance of trust. The value of good land management. And the continuing inspiration of Teddy Roosevelt. 

May 04, 2017
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Taking responsibility

I hope my fellow leaders in the land trust community will take responsibility to make sure your boards review the new Land Trust Standards and Practices.

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The Fedak easement, held by the Maryland Environmental Trust & Catoctin Land Trust. / Photo courtesy of Maryland Environmental Trust
May 03, 2017
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New clarity on the IRS tax shelter notice

The IRS has published a welcome supplemental Notice complementing an earlier Notice that made conservation easement tax shelters "listed transactions."

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The Internal Revenue Service Building in Washington, D.C. / Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
April 28, 2017
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New York’s virtuous cycle

Across the last 14 years, New York has invested $15 million in expanding the work and reach of land trusts throughout the Empire State.

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New York State Conservation Partnership Program 2017 grants announcement group photo. / Photo courtesy of Hudson Highlands Land Trust
April 27, 2017
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