Colorado affirms commitment to conservation

Iconic mountain ranges, farms and ranchlands, parks, rivers and open spaces have long defined Colorado. And to safeguard those important natural resources, Colorado has long made conservation a priority.

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signs into law a bill affirming the state's commitment to conservation. / Photo courtesy of Erik Glenn
May 30, 2018
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Legal decision a win for land trusts

Recreational use statutes offer valuable liability protection for land trusts that allow public access and encourage landowners to open their land to the public free of charge. Unfortunately, some lawyers like to challenge these statutes for people claiming injuries.

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Don't forget the people like me

I do not fit the profile of the traditional land trust supporter.

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Land Trust Alliance Executive Vice President Wendy Jackson, Vice President of Development Clara Nyman, President Andrew Bowman, Vice President of Communications Elizabeth Ward and outgoing Chief Operating & Financial Officer Marilyn Ayres. / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
May 25, 2018
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Love. Appreciation. Responsibility.

Becoming a dad has been a wild, joyous, terrifying thing. Something nobody could've prepared me for.

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DJ Glisson, II, and his son, Phoenix. / Photo by Brooke Glisson
May 23, 2018
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Right antidote, right time

Never in my lifetime have I seen America show so little solidarity. Our country is so divided that we seem unable as a community to discern between fake or real news, science or propaganda, truth or lies.

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Photo courtesy Eastern Shore Land Conservancy
May 21, 2018
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House fails to pass Farm Bill

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass the Farm Bill. The vote, 198-213, saw 30 Republicans join 183 Democrats to defeat the bill.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II
May 18, 2018
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National Outdoor Classroom Day

My dad was a junior high biology teacher.

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May 17, 2018
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Re: Climate (2018.05)

As the world's attention shifts Saturday to the royal wedding of the United Kingdom's Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, I wanted to focus this column on the royal family!

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Lifelong learning stokes conservation

You're never too old to learn new things, a spirit that Virginia's accredited New River Land Trust takes to heart by leading field trips for people ages 50 and over.

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Mike Pinder of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries conducts a stream demonstration during a New River Land Trust field trip. / Photo by Anne Campbell

Green solutions help urban communities

High school students in Trees Atlanta's summer job program learned landscaping and leadership skills while beautifying Atlanta by watering trees and pulling invasive weeds.

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Young people in the Trees Atlanta summer job program prepare to water trees, shrubs and other plants. / Photo by Pattie Baker
May 08, 2018
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