Connecting kids to nature

Bora still remembers his response when he was asked what it means to conserve land.

December 05, 2016

56 million

In this season of celebration, I'm extremely pleased to share with you some news we can all cheer.

Children spot a tortoise, one of many native creatures to the 39,000 acres of southern Arizona land protected by the accredited Arizona Land & Water Trust of Tucson, Arizona / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
December 01, 2016

Video contest finalists named

Thanks to your enthusiastic voting, we now know the finalists in our video contest! People submitted 75 videos which attracted 42,000 votes, an impressive showing!

November 30, 2016

The Twelfth Man

Maybe you don’t know much about football. But where I come from in Alabama, it’s in your blood. So there are times I think of land conservation in football terms.

November 28, 2016

Providing opportunities

Land trusts don’t just preserve land. In many cases, they preserve a community’s heritage and character.

November 22, 2016

Overtime by the book

Are your contractors really employees and do you owe them overtime pay?

i Scheijen
November 21, 2016

Benefiting community

There are many ways a land trust can benefit its community. Some create a wildlife refuge. Some conserve a lakeshore. Some improve public school play yards.

November 18, 2016

Making friends and influencing people

As the senior U.S. senator from New York, member of the Senate Finance Committee and the next leader of the Democratic caucus, Sen. Chuck Schumer faces many demands on his time.

Peter Paden, right, the executive director of the Columbia Land Conservancy, stands alongside U.S. Sen. Chuck Schemer of New York, center / Photo courtesy of Peter Paden
November 17, 2016

Vote now at

Have you seen what people are submitting to the video contest? Seventy-eight videos have been posted from at least 26 states!

November 16, 2016

Breaking barriers

Arizona Land & Water Trust received a National Land Trust Excellence Award at Rally 2016.

November 15, 2016