Collaborations keep water flowing

In Colorado's high-altitude San Luis Valley, which contains the headwaters of the Rio Grande, communities and conservationists have always needed to work together to solve water challenges while balancing the needs of people, agriculture and wildlife.

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The Gilmore Ranch easement is part of the Rio Grande Initiative, a broad partnership launched by the Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust in 2007. / Photo by Rio de la Vista

Conserved lands provide clues to scientists

In 1978, during low tide in the Columbia River Estuary, amateur paleontologists exploring the tidal flats in Pacific County, Washington, found the skull and teeth of a primitive whale dating back 25 million years to the Oligocene, a geological epoch.

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A crab fossil (Branchioplax washingtoniana). / Photo by Sarah Richard

Together, we make a difference

As we have done for 35 proud years, the Land Trust Alliance continually considers its impact on land trusts and the nation — and ways in which we can work together to save the places that people need and love.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
April 24, 2018
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Food for Flight supports pollinators

Habitat restoration is a goal of many land trusts, including Three Valley Conservation Trust in Oxford, Ohio.

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High school students attend a briefing on pollinators at a Three Valley Conservation Trust habitat restoration partner's site before they begin planting milkweed and nectar plants. / Photo by Dirk Morgan

Coming together for Earth Day

What's your grown-up version of playing in a puddle?

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Kids playing outside on land conserved by the accredited Northcoast Regional Land Trust in California. / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
April 20, 2018
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Re: Climate (2018.04)

Flooding and sea-level rise are among the most visible and disruptive impacts of climate change.

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In Norfolk, Virginia, waters are projected to rise between 4.5 and 6.9 feet by the end of this century. / Photo by pixabay.com/12019

Why do I need more than one type of insurance?

Smart land trusts typically purchase multiple types of insurance coverage. Here's why.

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Smart land trusts typically purchase multiple types of insurance coverage. / Photo by pixabay.com/stevepb
April 12, 2018
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Laying the foundation for trust

Southeast Oregon's vast Harney Basin is a mosaic of productive ranchlands and wetland habitats, with Malheur National Wildlife Refuge at its center.

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A greater sandhill crane and chick in the Harney Basin. This species breeds in large emergent marsh-meadow wetlands at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns, Oregon. / Photo by Kay Scheurer Steele
April 11, 2018
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Once a disgrace, Potomac River roars back to life

The Potomac River, the source of drinking water for over 5 million residents in the Washington, D.C. area, earned its highest health grade ever in Potomac Conservancy's 10th State of the Nation's River report.

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The Potomac River, which flows through Washington, D.C., is roaring back to life following cleanup efforts. / Photo by Melissa Diemand
April 06, 2018
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Survey says…

Americans feel significantly differently about land trusts and land conservancies, a new survey reveals.

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Americans feel significantly differently about land trusts and land conservancies, a new survey reveals. / Photo by pixabay.com/andibreit
April 02, 2018
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