Accreditation with an assist

“What are the benefits of accreditation?” It’s a question Colchester Land Trust board members have heard often since receiving accreditation in February 2015.

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Photo courtesy of Andy George
January 29, 2016
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Return on investment: $600 billion

A new study adds up the economic benefits of visits to protected areas worldwide — and they’re pretty hefty.

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FreeImages.com/T. Al Nakib
January 27, 2016
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Star Wars teaches land conservation

When I was young, I owned a poster that proudly declared “all I need to know about life I learned from Star Wars.”

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Photo courtesy of Josh Lynsen
January 22, 2016
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Shared aspirations

Three milestones mark my path to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission: our still family-owned West Virginia farm; escaping private law practice’s billable hour tyranny; and the Land Trust Alliance trusting me to teach a Rally workshop.

January 20, 2016
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Standards Advisory Team selected

When I called for volunteers to help me revise Land Trust Standards and Practices, I knew excellent candidates would step forward. But I had no idea six dozen people would raise their hand!

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January 15, 2016
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An important investment

It’s an exciting moment for land conservation in New York.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo/Photo courtesy of Cuomo’s office
January 13, 2016
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One for the team

After 11 years of controversy, including a trial, the Mohonk Preserve has prevailed in an important title case.

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Forested ridge and cliffs in the Mohonk Preserve/Photo courtesy of Mohonk Preserve
January 11, 2016
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Know your audience

Confession time: Before I joined the Land Trust Alliance staff in 2007, I didn’t know what a land trust was. I remember skimming the Alliance’s website the night before my job interview and seeing a lot of words I didn’t understand. Easements? Tax incentive? Technical assistance?

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Photo by Andrew Mayovskyy
January 08, 2016
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A new direction

Rally. Baltimore. 2001. My life was about to change.

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Photo courtesy of Dan Cline
January 07, 2016
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