Helping young farmers get started

This land trust aims to connect land owners with young farmers that may have had trouble securing the capital to start a productive food-farming operation.

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Michele Johnstone / Photo courtesy of Michele Johnstone
August 31, 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
August 29, 2016
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Time well spent

As I survey an empty desk on my final day at the Land Trust Alliance, my thoughts drift back to when I joined this team nearly nine years ago.

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Land Trust Alliance staff Russ Shay and Sean Robertson in 2008
August 26, 2016
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Planting the seeds of conservation

What if children in the neighborhood could help with planting the gardens in the park?

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Genesee Land Trust's El Camino Trail / Photo courtesy of Genesee Land Trust
August 19, 2016
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Milestones in Montana

For more than 15 years, the Gallatin Valley Land Trust has partnered with private landowners and the Natural Resource Conservation Service to conserve some of Montana’s most productive agricultural soils. But this week is a special one.

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The Toohey property near Bozeman, Montana / Photo courtesy of Gallatin Valley Land Trust
August 11, 2016
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Clean hands, clean planet

Just as we strive to keep the planet clean, we in land conservation strive to keep our reputation clean.

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A Stronger Land Trust Movement

The Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust finds that accreditation makes their organization — and the land trust movement — stronger.

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Photo courtesy of Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust

Defining community conservation

We all know community conservation when we see it. But can we articulate it in principle?

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Defining community conservation was a group effort at one Land Trust Alliance event / Photo by Kristin Troy
August 05, 2016
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A new push for LWCF

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is hopefully giving the Land and Water Conservation Fund some thought this month while he’s home in Wisconsin.

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Dan Nordstrom, owner and CEO of Outdoor Research, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington state, U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert of Washington state and Jim Whittaker, a famed mountaineer and environmentalist, recently appeared together to support the Land and Water Conservation Fund / Photo by Tom O'Keefe
August 04, 2016
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Did you know?

Did you know many things could change as we revise and improve Land Trust Standards and Practices? It’s true!

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FreeImages.com/spydermurp
August 03, 2016
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Catch new fans with Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go, the insanely popular mobile game that’s motivating people to physically explore the outside world, represents a grand opportunity for land trusts.

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Pokemon Go encourages players to explore the outdoors / Photo by Josh Lynsen
August 02, 2016
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