Fighting words

The Groton Open Space Association in Connecticut received the Land Trust Alliance's National Land Trust Excellence Award at Rally 2017.

November 01, 2017
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Of landowners, for landowners

The Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust, which is accredited, received the Land Trust Alliance's National Land Trust Excellence Award at Rally 2017.

October 31, 2017
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Honoring Will Rogers

Will Rogers, a longtime land conservationist, received the Land Trust Alliance's Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award during Rally 2017.

October 30, 2017
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Kingsbury Browne and his legacy

The Kingsbury Browne Award, presented by the Land Trust Alliance at its annual Rally, is among the organization's highest honors. The Kingsbury Browne Fellowship, offered by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, offers the award winner an opportunity to reflect on an issue of critical concern to the land trust community.

October 19, 2017
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Engaging land trusts in the clean energy conversation

This is an exciting time to be on the front lines of the Land Trust Alliance’s new Land and Climate Program.

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A new community solar project in New York state. / Photo by Ethan Winter
October 17, 2017
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What's all this about tax reform?

On Sept. 27, the White House and Republican leaders of Congress released a "Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code." It seems like everyone has a take on what it could mean for individual taxpayers and businesses. But what are the implications for charities and, in particular, land trusts?

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U.S. Capitol / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
September 29, 2017
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Don't miss the boat

There are only a few days left to have your voice heard during this pivotal moment for the accreditation program.

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The Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina with their 2010 accreditation application. / Courtesy of the Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina
September 25, 2017
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Cultivating a new Farm Bill

Capitol Hill is turning its attention to reauthorizing the Farm Bill — and the Land Trust Alliance is advocating for programs that will help our members conserve more land.

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Partnership of Rangeland Trusts from Colorado members and Land Trust Alliance staff meet with U.S. House Committee on Agriculture officials. / Photo courtesy of Lori Faeth
September 15, 2017
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From student to teacher

Admittedly, my upbringing was unique. I was the fifth generation to grow up on my family's cattle ranch in Southern Arizona.

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Photo courtesy of Sarah Parmar
September 14, 2017
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Addressing climate-related challenges

Land trusts are in the business of protecting and managing land. That's what makes them ideally positioned to take on a larger role in mitigating — as well as preparing for the effects of — a changing climate.

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Kelly Watkinson / Photo courtesy of Kelly Watkinson
September 12, 2017
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