Unplugging: What I’ve learned

In the 10 months since I unplugged my home Internet connection, I’ve learned a few things.

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Photo by Josh Lynsen
May 26, 2016
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And for our next trick…

By many measures, 2015 was a big year for the Land Trust Alliance.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
May 23, 2016
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Field trips connect people to land

Snakes aren’t slimy and crayfish do indeed pinch.

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Photo courtesy of Georgia Ackerman

Engaged communities

Community conservation is an approach to land conservation that starts with people, because to keep saving land, we need more people who care about the land.

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Local children get acquainted with an estuary thanks to Damariscotta River Association / Photo by Cara Slifka
May 17, 2016
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Historic land and beer: A natural fit

Brothers Mark and David Bennett and their friend Todd Boera had been searching for a farm to expand their business, Fonta Flora Brewery, that would showcase local agriculture in their beer production.

 

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From left: Andrew Kota, Foothills Conservancy’s stewardship director; Mark Bennett, David Bennett and Todd Boera with Fonta Flora Brewery; and Nora Coffey, superintendent of Lake James State Park / Photo courtesy of Foothills Conservancy
May 12, 2016
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An opportunity to say thank you

Early in her tenure as executive director of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Sue Currier realized that partnerships with community groups, landowners and municipalities would provide the key to accomplishing environmental and land preservation goals in her region.

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Photo by Mary Keene courtesy of Delaware Highlands Conservancy
May 09, 2016
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A smooth transition

Land Trust Standards and Practices have withstood the test of time amazingly well. First issued in 1989 and last revised over 10 years ago, the Land Trust Alliance’s current effort to take a fresh look at the Standards will ensure they reflect how land trusts need to operate now and in years ahead.

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Jean Hocker / Photo courtesy of Phil Hocker