Video contest finalists named

Thanks to your enthusiastic voting, we now know the finalists in our LandIsMy.org video contest! People submitted 75 videos which attracted 42,000 votes, an impressive showing!

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www.landismy.org
November 30, 2016
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The Twelfth Man

Maybe you don’t know much about football. But where I come from in Alabama, it’s in your blood. So there are times I think of land conservation in football terms.

November 28, 2016
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Providing opportunities

Land trusts don’t just preserve land. In many cases, they preserve a community’s heritage and character.

November 22, 2016
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Overtime by the book

Are your contractors really employees and do you owe them overtime pay?

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FreeImages.com/Jean Scheijen
November 21, 2016
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Benefiting community

There are many ways a land trust can benefit its community. Some create a wildlife refuge. Some conserve a lakeshore. Some improve public school play yards.

November 18, 2016
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Making friends and influencing people

As the senior U.S. senator from New York, member of the Senate Finance Committee and the next leader of the Democratic caucus, Sen. Chuck Schumer faces many demands on his time.

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Peter Paden, right, the executive director of the Columbia Land Conservancy, stands alongside U.S. Sen. Chuck Schemer of New York, center / Photo courtesy of Peter Paden
November 17, 2016
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Vote now at LandIsMy.org

Have you seen what people are submitting to the LandIsMy.org video contest? Seventy-eight videos have been posted from at least 26 states!

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www.landismy.org
November 16, 2016
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Breaking barriers

Arizona Land & Water Trust received a National Land Trust Excellence Award at Rally 2016.

November 15, 2016
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Collaborating to conserve

Oblong Land Conservancy and Putnam County Land Trust of New York received a National Land Trust Excellence Award at Rally 2016.

November 14, 2016
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Honoring David Hartwell

David Hartwell, a pivotal figure in Minnesota’s tradition of land conservation, received the Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award during Rally 2016.

November 11, 2016
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Land trusts bring voters together

At a time of political change, one thing is clear and consistent: Americans strongly support saving the open spaces they love and are even willing to tax themselves to protect those places.

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FreeImages.com/Kristen Price
November 10, 2016
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An extinction of good brews?

If the idea of rising temperatures and rising sea levels wasn’t enough to make climate change seem like a calamity, consider the possibility of no more coffee or beer.

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FreeImages.com/Carlos Sillero
November 09, 2016
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The transformative ability of nature

We’ve rounded up Rally 2016 videos, speeches, resources and more. Plus, check out the Lookout Mountain story from the opening plenary in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Umar, a Howard School student and intern with Lookout Mountain Conservancy, wowed the crowd at Rally 2016 with his story/Photo by DJ Glisson, III
November 04, 2016
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Proposed IRS action

As Andrew Bowman expressed during his speech at Rally last week, we face significant reputational risk if we do not address the fact that people are using conservation easement donations to make substantial profits on land held for only a short period of time.
 

 

 

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http://www.123rf.com/Kevin Grant
November 03, 2016
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