The accredited Columbia Land Trust flew a drone over a swamp restoration project and got a lot more information than it could have collected by sending its stewardship staff wading and clambering through the wet terrain.
Aerial imagery from a UAV flight shows channels created in 2014
Thanks to you and your generous support, 2016 was the Land Trust Alliance’s most successful year yet. We are eager to share the highlights of the last year, accomplishments that would not have been possible without you.
Photo courtesy of accredited Ojai Valley Land Conservancy
After the IRS issued its Notice making conservation easement tax shelters "listed transactions," some questions emerged as to how much land trusts should be worried. We know now that organizations following Land Trust Standards and Practices have nothing to worry about.
The Internal Revenue Service Building in Washington, D.C. / Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
Terrafirma is starting its fifth year with over 500 members! Forty-eight states plus Washington, D.C. are represented, and Terrafirma insures more than 8.15 million acres across 28,067 parcels. And as a service, Terrrafirma delivers!