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Do you believe in the value of open spaces? Are you an excellent team player? Can you help us help 1,100 land trusts? If so, you may be the very person we need.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
April 26, 2016
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Learning from land trusts

For the past quarter century, progress on climate change and other green priorities has been stymied by hyper-partisan politics. But over the same period, one corner of the green movement — private land conservation — grew rapidly.

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FreeImages.com/Robert Owen-Wahl
April 25, 2016
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Celebrating Earth Day

Playing in the mud. A benefit concert. Drinking beer for a good cause. This is Earth Day 2016.

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Photo by Cara Slifka for Damariscotta River Association
April 22, 2016
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A milestone moment for LWCF

The Land Trust Alliance and its members are delighted following the U.S. Senate’s vote Wednesday to pass — for the first time — permanent authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon is a longtime advocate for the Land and Water Conservation Fund / Photo by DJ Glisson II
April 21, 2016
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A cleaner and healthier New York

What does it take to develop a strong, inclusive network of conservation organizations? And what role should public funds play in building land trust capacity? In New York, we’re celebrating a successful collaboration with the state Department of Environmental Conservation that answers those questions.

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Andy Zepp, executive director of Finger Lakes Land Trust, listens to New York Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissionerto Basil Seggos during the 2016 grant announcement / Photo courtesy of DEC
April 20, 2016
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In memoriam: Daniel Greeley

Today was a hard day at the Land Trust Alliance. Daniel Greeley, our good friend and a shining light on the Alliance’s development team, is no longer with us.

April 19, 2016
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Highlights of 2015

Thanks to you and your generous support, 2015 was the Land Trust Alliance’s most successful year yet. With a momentous victory on Capitol Hill, the Alliance has become a big player — despite its small size — in securing the vital resources necessary to make land conservation a success across the U.S.

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istock.com/Saner G, photographer
April 15, 2016
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Keeping a promise

I just finished an incredible community project. It began when a developer put in an offer to purchase a beloved mountain meadow covered with wildflowers, three burbling creeks, a stunning aspen forest — and the Snodgrass trail.

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Part of the Snodgrass trail in Colorado / Photo courtesy of Crested Butte Land Trust
April 14, 2016
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An incredible journey

April 3 marked the tenth birthday of the Land Trust Accreditation Commission – and what an incredible journey we’ve had together with the land trust community!

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The Land Trust Accreditation Commission started with 13 commissioners and two staff, as seen in this 2006 photo / Photo courtesy of Land Trust Accreditation Commission

Creating places for nature play

Children learn to love nature by playing in it. To nurture that connection, a number of land trusts have created nature play areas within their preserves.

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Children at the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania’s DiscoverGround / Photo courtesy of Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania
April 06, 2016
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