May flowers

The old expression "April showers bring May flowers" doesn't just apply to the springtime calendar. It also rings true for land trust accreditation. 

Photo by Valerie Roof

Connecting the world's tallest trees

The Berry Glen Trail property may be small in size, but its impact is large.

Photo by Paolo Vescia

Capital of the Powhatan chiefdom conserved

Werowocomoco, the capital of the Powhatan chiefdom and one of the most significant Native American sites in North America, now has another honor designated to its name: conserved forever.

Photo by John Henley

U.S. Interior Secretary speaks at Advocacy Days

The importance of trust. The value of good land management. And the continuing inspiration of Teddy Roosevelt. 

May 04, 2017

Taking responsibility

I hope my fellow leaders in the land trust community will take responsibility to make sure your boards review the new Land Trust Standards and Practices.

The Fedak easement, held by the Maryland Environmental Trust & Catoctin Land Trust. / Photo courtesy of Maryland Environmental Trust
May 03, 2017

New clarity on the IRS tax shelter notice

The IRS has published a welcome supplemental Notice complementing an earlier Notice that made conservation easement tax shelters "listed transactions."

The Internal Revenue Service Building in Washington, D.C. / Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
April 28, 2017

New York’s virtuous cycle

Across the last 14 years, New York has invested $15 million in expanding the work and reach of land trusts throughout the Empire State.

New York State Conservation Partnership Program 2017 grants announcement group photo. / Photo courtesy of Hudson Highlands Land Trust
April 27, 2017

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.

Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
April 26, 2017

Connecting people to the land, one shrub at a time

Wielding pickaxes and watering buckets, university students, veterans, fly-fishing enthusiasts and others gathered on a recent spring morning near Missoula, Montana to help Five Valleys Land Trust with an ambitious project: planting 300 shrubs around a new wetland.

Lily Haines and Graham Roy show their enthusiasm for planting willow seedlings at Five Valleys Land Trust's wetland restoration site. / Photo by Jenny Tollefson

Best volunteer opportunity. Ever.

We here at The Land Conservancy of McHenry County were recently brainstorming ways to make a litter clean up more fun for our supporters when we came up with a spectacular idea!

Trash that The Land Conservancy of McHenry County needed to clear was collected with the help of volunteers. / Photo courtesy of The Land Conservancy of McHenry County
April 18, 2017