'How can I help you?'

Many people call the Land Trust Accreditation Commission’s help desk looking for information or trying to solve a problem. And it’s easy to understand why. Those calls can be real money savers.

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Jennifer Brady-Connor / Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks

A whole new ballgame

The election of Donald Trump, the united Congress and a changing political climate affect virtually every area of national policy important to land trusts.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
January 19, 2017
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Our strategic response to climate change

After investing decades of hard work and billions of dollars in conservation — and now looking to expand efforts to permanently conserve important landscapes — land trusts are increasingly concerned about the impacts of climate change.

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Andrew Bowman at Rally 2016 / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
January 18, 2017
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Open until filled

Do you know someone who would make an excellent climate change program manager? Is there someone in your network who would excel at being a foundation and corporate relations manager?

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
January 13, 2017
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Ruminating on the IRS tax shelter notice

The IRS notice is good news for land trusts and all who care about land conservation.

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The Internal Revenue Service Building in Washington, D.C. / Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
January 12, 2017
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Winning big

What do mountain unicycling, bird photography and river snorkeling have in common?

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Stephen Ramirez, winner of the inaurgural LandIsMy.org video contest, flies a drone / Photo courtesy of Ashley Lovell
January 11, 2017
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New model land and water initiative launches

The Land Trust Alliance recently launched the Chesapeake Bay Land and Water Initiative (the Initiative) in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Funders Network to deploy an integrated and innovative approach to permanent land protection, stewardship, co

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Sunset at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland / ISTOCKPHOTO.COM/Yvonne Navalaney
January 09, 2017
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Along came a spider

"While some scientists are exploring outer space, it's amazing to think that we're still discovering new things on Earth, like new species of spiders right here in Central Indiana," Cliff Chapman, executive director of the accredited Central Indiana Lan

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Glacier's End Nature Preserve in Indiana / Photo by Dick Miller
January 04, 2017
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