Dreaming big in 2016

Our marathon to make the conservation easement tax incentive permanent is won! And three years’ re-authorization for the Land and Water Conservation Fund — including an impressive $450 million for this fiscal year — is secured.

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Land Trust Alliance Advocacy Director Andy McLeod, center, sees the Alliance building on its 2015 success in 2016/Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
February 11, 2016
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Introducing Andrew Bowman

Andrew Bowman, the Land Trust Alliance’s new president, is already thinking big.

February 10, 2016
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What we do together

The Land Trust Alliance yesterday announced the completion of its first campaign, which raised $40.1 million in new funds. The total is more than $5 million above the campaign goal.

February 05, 2016
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A wonderful thing to celebrate

The Land Trust Alliance today announced the completion of its first campaign, which raised $40.1 million in new funds. The total is more than $5 million above the campaign goal.

February 04, 2016
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The importance of involvement

Jeanie Nelson knows well the vital role that government plays in conservation and for the environment.

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Photo courtesy of Land Trust for Tennessee
February 01, 2016
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Accreditation with an assist

“What are the benefits of accreditation?” It’s a question Colchester Land Trust board members have heard often since receiving accreditation in February 2015.

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Photo courtesy of Andy George
January 29, 2016
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Return on investment: $600 billion

A new study adds up the economic benefits of visits to protected areas worldwide — and they’re pretty hefty.

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January 27, 2016
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Star Wars teaches land conservation

When I was young, I owned a poster that proudly declared “all I need to know about life I learned from Star Wars.”

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Photo courtesy of Josh Lynsen
January 22, 2016
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Shared aspirations

Three milestones mark my path to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission: our still family-owned West Virginia farm; escaping private law practice’s billable hour tyranny; and the Land Trust Alliance trusting me to teach a Rally workshop.

January 20, 2016
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Standards Advisory Team selected

When I called for volunteers to help me revise Land Trust Standards and Practices, I knew excellent candidates would step forward. But I had no idea six dozen people would raise their hand!

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January 15, 2016
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