Keeping a promise

I just finished an incredible community project. It began when a developer put in an offer to purchase a beloved mountain meadow covered with wildflowers, three burbling creeks, a stunning aspen forest — and the Snodgrass trail.

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Part of the Snodgrass trail in Colorado / Photo courtesy of Crested Butte Land Trust
April 14, 2016
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An incredible journey

April 3 marked the tenth birthday of the Land Trust Accreditation Commission – and what an incredible journey we’ve had together with the land trust community!

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The Land Trust Accreditation Commission started with 13 commissioners and two staff, as seen in this 2006 photo / Photo courtesy of Land Trust Accreditation Commission

Creating places for nature play

Children learn to love nature by playing in it. To nurture that connection, a number of land trusts have created nature play areas within their preserves.

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Children at the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania’s DiscoverGround / Photo courtesy of Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania
April 06, 2016
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The culture of conservation

Thank you to all of the land trusts that have participated in the 2015 National Land Trust Census! Your participation helps the Land Trust Alliance strengthen land conservation across America.

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An oak-draped road of Edisto Island in South Carolina / Photo courtesy of Edisto Island Open Land Trust
April 01, 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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Like a flower in spring

Like a flower in spring, the National Land Trust Census deadline is coming up fast!

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Saratoga Preserving Land and Nature is actively working to conserve the county’s working agricultural landscape / Photo courtesy of Saratoga PLAN
March 24, 2016
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Revising the revisions

As promised, the participatory online platform for the Standards and Practices Revisions is ready!

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A new platform for the Standards and Practices Revisions is online

Beyond dirt-stained jeans

This week’s story from the National Land Trust Census team comes from the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust.

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Participants in the Learning the Landscapes after-school program / Chelan-Douglas Land Trust
March 18, 2016
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Nature calls

The dreaded applicant conference call. Of the entire accreditation process, we thought that this part would be the toughest. It turned out to be a triumph.

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Frostbottom local to Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts / Photo courtesy of Adam Moore
March 14, 2016
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For hikers, bikers and horseback riders

This week’s story from the National Land Trust Census team comes from the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County. Executive Director Kaila Dettman shares:

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Pismo Preserve / Photo courtesy of Gary Felsman
March 09, 2016
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