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!
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.
Andrew Bowman at Rally 2016 / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
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
Sunset at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland / ISTOCKPHOTO.COM/Yvonne Navalaney
"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
Glacier's End Nature Preserve in Indiana / Photo by Dick Miller
Vander Green was at his wit’s end. He owed money on the mortgage for 42 acres he had inherited from his father, who had bought it in 1940. Green figured he had to sell 21 acres to make enough to pay his debt. There didn’t seem to be another way out.
Vander Green delightedly removes the "For Sale" sign on his property. / Photo courtesy the Center for Heirs' Property Preservation
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.
The Toohey property near Bozeman, Montana / Photo courtesy of Gallatin Valley Land Trust
Among its many roles, the Land Trust Alliance works with land trusts to address threats to our community. It is my belief we are facing a serious and urgent threat we all need to work to thwart: promoters using hyper-inflated conservation donations as a tool for selling tax deductions to wealthy investors.
Brothers Mark and David Bennett and their friend Todd Boera had been searching for a farm to expand their business, Fonta Flora Brewery, that would showcase local agriculture in their beer production.
From left: Andrew Kota, Foothills Conservancy’s stewardship director; Mark Bennett, David Bennett and Todd Boera with Fonta Flora Brewery; and Nora Coffey, superintendent of Lake James State Park / Photo courtesy of Foothills Conservancy
Conservationists from across the nation met earlier this month in Salt Lake City for the 10th annual Western Hunting and Conservation Expo, hosted by the Mule Deer Foundation and Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife.
“This is a magical, game-filled landscape we’ve all been aching to use but until now could not,” says Garrett VeneKlasen, executive director of the New Mexico Wildlife Federation. “Three cheers to the Wyss Foundation and The Wilderness Land Trust for making this dream become reality!”
Rimrock Rose Ranch/Photo courtesy of Claire Haughey
As scenic ranches in California’s Bay Area are snapped up and transformed into showcase estates, the accredited Marin Agricultural Land Trust is taking extra measures to ensure that the working ranches it protects stay in agricultural production.
Land conservation with a social consciousness. That’s the way Howard Aronson, a board member with Monmouth Conservation Foundation (MCF) in New Jersey described a recent project the land trust supported.
The Sheffield Land Trust in Sheffield, Mass., which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, attributes much of its success to the volunteers who have helped its two-person staff attend to all of the details involved in accomplishing its work.
Sheffield Land Trust volunteer Sally Cook speaks at the land trust’s 25th anniversary celebration. Cook, a former Sheffield Land Trust board member, is among the many volunteers to help the organization excel at its work.
The Phippsburg Land Trust recently celebrated its 40th year as an active coastal Maine land trust. From its humble beginnings in 1974 to the thriving organization I help today as a board member, the Phippsburg Land Trust has grown with the times.