Worthy of your attention and support

The Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act is one of the Land Trust Alliance’s top priorities. It addresses an urgent problem for our community. And the newly introduced version in the U.S. House of Representatives is worthy of your support.

March 28, 2019
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Shine a bright light

I wanted you to be among the first to know: The U.S. Senate Finance Committee announced today a probe of conservation tax benefit abuse.

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Land Trust Alliance Government Relations Director Lori Faeth, President & CEO Andrew Bowman and Executive Vice President Wendy Jackson / Photo by Photo by DJ Glisson, II
March 27, 2019
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Safeguarding a spectacular shoreline

Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area in western Michigan is more than a pretty place. This 173-acre tract of stunning duneland along Lake Michigan features globally imperiled landscapes, rare plant and animal species and areas of historical significance.

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Saugatuck Harbor / Photo by DJ Glisson II
March 25, 2019
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Renewal in a land of 13 springs

In Van Buren County, Michigan, there's a little-known land of springs, hidden seeps and gushers: eternally transparent and forever cold.

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Portman Nature Preserve / Photo by Mitch Lettow, courtesy of Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy
March 21, 2019
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Reinventing an urban river

The Milwaukee River has long been important to the health and wellbeing of locals, whether for commerce or recreation.

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Milwaukee River Greenway / Photo courtesy of KidsMicroint
March 20, 2019
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The heart of a community

If you're wondering how communities benefit from Farm Bill conservation programs, let me tell you about Zenda Farms.

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An up close encounter with nature at Thousand Islands Land Trust’s 18th Annual Community Picnic at Zenda Farms in 2018. / Photo by Bill Munro
March 14, 2019
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Farm Bill helps forests, too

It allocates about $1.8 billion over the next four years for the tools our nation's private forest owners need to keep our forests healthy.

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Pacific Forest Trust President Laurie Wayburn leads a tour of the recently protected Mountcrest Working Forest near Ashland, Oregon. / Photo by Elliott Wayburn-Best
March 13, 2019
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Saving land for youth and nature

"We have generations of people who come back and say there is just something about this camp, about this land."

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Camp Amnicon / Photo courtesy of Landmark Conservancy/West Wisconsin Land Trust
March 11, 2019
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Saving a piece of history

This past September the accredited Brandywine Conservancy commemorated the 241st anniversary of the American Revolutionary War Battle of Brandywine through its acquisition of a key piece of land within the heart of the historic battlefield in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.

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Historical reenactors discharge firearms on Birmingham Hill. / Photo courtesy of Brandywine Conservancy