Organizing for advocacy action in Texas

When Lori Olson took the helm of the Texas Land Trust Council in 2011, she sensed the absence of a concerted voice for conservation in the state.

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Texas Land Trust Council Executive Director Lori Olson, Colorado River Land Trust Executive Director Jeff Crosby and Land Trust Alliance President Andrew Bowman present U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (center left) with an award. / Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
July 22, 2016
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We’re hiring!

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
July 21, 2016
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Bridging communities

Sometimes a bridge on a trail is more than just a bridge.

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Photo by Al Gartzke Photography

Creating new funding

“It’s politics, but it’s just people.”

July 12, 2016
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Sharing a special preserve

Open seven days a week from dawn to dusk, free of charge, Bay Preserve at Osprey on Florida’s Little Sarasota Bay is a true community park.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks

Protection against future challenges

Accreditation helped Tall Timbers Land Conservancy when it mattered most.

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Photo courtesy of Tall Timbers Land Conservancy

Help light our way

As we keep working to revise and improve Land Trust Standards and Practices, your comments are helping light our way. That’s why we're asking for even more!

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FreeImages.com/spydermurp
July 01, 2016
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The importance of a national standard

Open Space Institute saw the value in a national standard that helps land trusts of all sizes uphold the highest standards and practices.

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Photo courtesy of Open Space Institute

How much are we walking and biking?

Want to know how much people are walking and biking in your state or city? Check out the new benchmarks report from the Alliance for Biking and Walking.

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©istockphoto.com/pinkbadger
June 21, 2016
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Desert denizens

The Mojave Desert Land Trust in California acquires land to buffer already protected land.

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Photo courtesy of Mojave Desert Land Trust

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