We're hiring!

Do you believe in the value of open spaces? Are you an excellent team player? Can you help us help 1,000 land trusts? If so, you may be the very person we need.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
April 26, 2017
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We're hiring!

Do you believe in the value of open spaces? Are you an excellent team player? Can you help us help 1,000 land trusts? If so, you may be the very person we need.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
March 30, 2017
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Become unforgettable

Is your land trust looking to stand out, inspire people and increase your fundraising success?

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Andy Goodman at Rally 2014 / Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
February 09, 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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We're hiring!

Do you believe in the value of open spaces? Are you an excellent team player? Can you help us help 1,000 land trusts?

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
December 14, 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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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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Working from the ground up

After 20 years working for two Idaho congressmen as an aide, Laurel Sayer brings an intimate understanding of the legislative process to her current role as executive director of the Idaho Coalition of Land Trusts.

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Photo courtesy of Laurel Sayer
October 20, 2016
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In memoriam: Len Wilson

It is with great sadness that I report that Leonard Wilson recently passed away.

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Len Wilson, left, walks alongside Marty Zeller in this archive photo. / Photo courtesy of Marty Zeller
October 07, 2016
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Introducing Wendy Jackson

Before she became the Land Trust Alliance’s new executive vice president, Wendy Jackson served as executive director at Freshwater Land Trust in Birmingham, Alabama.

September 19, 2016
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Helping young farmers get started

This land trust aims to connect land owners with young farmers that may have had trouble securing the capital to start a productive food-farming operation.

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Michele Johnstone / Photo courtesy of Michele Johnstone
August 31, 2016
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We're hiring!

Do you believe in the value of open spaces? Are you an excellent team player? Can you help us help 1,100 land trusts? If so, you may be the very person we need.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
August 29, 2016
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Time well spent

As I survey an empty desk on my final day at the Land Trust Alliance, my thoughts drift back to when I joined this team nearly nine years ago.

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Land Trust Alliance staff Russ Shay and Sean Robertson in 2008
August 26, 2016
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Ready to succeed

When I set out to hire the Land Trust Alliance’s next executive vice president, my priority was to find a recognized leader from within the land trust community.

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Photo courtesy of Wendy Jackson
July 27, 2016
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Organizing for advocacy action in Texas

When Lori Olson took the helm of the Texas Land Trust Council in 2011, she sensed the absence of a concerted voice for conservation in the state.

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Texas Land Trust Council Executive Director Lori Olson, Colorado River Land Trust Executive Director Jeff Crosby and Land Trust Alliance President Andrew Bowman present U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (center left) with an award. / Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
July 22, 2016
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We’re hiring!

Do you believe in the value of open spaces? Are you an excellent team player? Can you help us help 1,100 land trusts? If so, you may be the very person we need.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
July 21, 2016
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A new spin on the web of life

The natural world has always been my comfort zone.

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Regan Plumb shows a kestrel to a captivated audience / Photo by Fiona Hicks
June 14, 2016
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An opportunity to say thank you

Early in her tenure as executive director of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Sue Currier realized that partnerships with community groups, landowners and municipalities would provide the key to accomplishing environmental and land preservation goals in her region.

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Photo by Mary Keene courtesy of Delaware Highlands Conservancy
May 09, 2016
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We're hiring!

Do you believe in the value of open spaces? Are you an excellent team player? Can you help us help 1,100 land trusts? If so, you may be the very person we need.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
April 26, 2016
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In memoriam: Daniel Greeley

Today was a hard day at the Land Trust Alliance. Daniel Greeley, our good friend and a shining light on the Alliance’s development team, is no longer with us.

April 19, 2016
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A little trust goes a long way

“This is your area of expertise, so I trust you and I’ll support you if you think this is a good idea.”

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Columbia Land Trust Executive Director Glenn Lamb holds "Nature Glenn" / Photo courtesy of Columbia Land Trust
March 29, 2016
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Introducing Andrew Bowman

Andrew Bowman, the Land Trust Alliance’s new president, is already thinking big.

February 10, 2016
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Pursuing a passion for place

Early in my life, I was fortunate to learn what it meant to have a love of place.

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Andrew Bowman/Photo courtesy of Andrew Bowman
November 30, 2015
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Perfectly positioned

I’m excited to announce that Andrew Bowman has been named the next president of the Land Trust Alliance. He embodies the drive, innovation and collaborative spirit to lead the Land Trust Alliance and the land trust community to dramatically increase the impact of conservation in America.

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Andrew Bowman/Photo courtesy of Andrew Bowman
November 24, 2015
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Putting theory into practice

Taking community conservation from theory to practice means embracing pliability. It’s a process that takes on different meanings and tactics for every undertaking.

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Photo courtesy of Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy
November 18, 2015
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Honoring Rand Wentworth

The Land Trust Alliance honored President Rand Wentworth at Rally 2015 for his 14 years of service. He is expected to conclude his role as president in January 2016. Wentworth received special recognition during a dinner where other individuals and organizations were celebrated.

October 26, 2015
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Honoring Steve Small

Steve Small, a leading authority on private land protection, received the Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award during Rally 2015. As the originating author of the federal Income Tax Regulations on Conservation Easements, Small set a national standard for donations he continues to facilitate to this day.

October 23, 2015
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Saving Camp Francis

Kent Land Trust received a National Land Trust Excellence Award at Rally 2015. By collaborating with local supporters, Kent Land Trust helped make land conservation a community priority. Its crowning achievement was the timely preservation of Camp Francis, a decommissioned Girl Scouts campground.

October 22, 2015
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Benefiting community

Openlands received a National Land Trust Excellence Award at Rally 2015. For its collective accomplishments across more than 50 years — including creating the Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge and transforming public school play yards — Openlands exemplifies how land trusts benefit their communities.

October 21, 2015
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“makke Mutsun” — We’re Mutsun

The Amah Mutsun Tribe in Northern California is not federally recognized and receives no assistance from either the federal or state governments. In spite of this, our Tribe is determined to find a path that will allow us to fulfill our mandate from Creator and follow the path of our ancestors.

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Tribal Chair Val Lopez helps Tribal Steward Nathan Vasquez learn the traditional ways of their ancestors/© Harry Who Photography
September 14, 2015
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In memoriam: Klara Sauer

As Labor Day approaches, we at Scenic Hudson are thinking about Klara Sauer, a true conservation leader we lost earlier this summer.

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Klara Sauer/Photo courtesy of Scenic Hudson Land Trust
September 01, 2015
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Our majority-minority future

What do skateboarding, sourdough and air quality standards for pollution have in common? In the United States, these and many other popular trends all started in California.

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© Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy
August 03, 2015
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All in the family

On a business trip to Los Angeles in 1972, Tommy Wyche was shocked to see development covering the mountains surrounding the city. He returned from the trip and told his son, Brad, “We’ve got to make sure that doesn’t happen to the South Carolina mountains.”

June 23, 2015
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Trust the next generation

When I began as the education and outreach director for Lowcountry Open Land Trust, one of my first tasks was to involve the broader community in our conservation visioning process. My friends and contacts came out in droves to help.

June 10, 2015
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Leave it better than you found it

Leave it better than you found it. That’s a golden rule we all live by, but it is an understatement of the way Rand Wentworth will leave the Land Trust Alliance when he steps down as president at the end of this year.

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Land Trust Alliance Board President Laura Johnson and Land Trust Alliance President Rand Wentworth
May 29, 2015
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