March to permanence

The enhanced incentive for donations of conservation easements is very much alive and well in deadline negotiations on tax and spending issues now taking place in Washington. This could result in reinstating the incentive permanently — a top policy goal for the Alliance for the past decade.

December 11, 2015
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A stamp of credibility

Public-private partnerships are critical to the work of Northern Virginia Conservation Trust. The organization preserves Northern Virginia’s natural areas in part by helping Arlington County, Fairfax County and the city of Alexandria carry out the commitments to open space protection outlined in their comprehensive plans.

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Peggy Stevens and Nancy Hyde of Northern Virginia Land Trust/Photo courtesy of Northern Virginia Land Trust
December 09, 2015
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Space enough for peace

At the Tennessee River Gorge Trust, we aren’t developing the latest iPhone apps. We can’t give you tasting notes on local craft beers. And we definitely aren’t touting ways to trim that stubborn belly fat with the latest workout craze. Our work isn’t trendy. And that’s OK by us. Our work aims to meet a particular, timeless need: our community’s need for space.

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Hannah Shadrick builds a cabin next to Tennessee River Gorge Trust’s bird observatory/Photo courtesy of Tennessee River Gorge Trust
December 07, 2015
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Save the places you love this Giving Tuesday

On this global day dedicated to giving back, we invite you to help save the special places you need and love by supporting the Land Trust Alliance.

December 01, 2015
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Pursuing a passion for place

Early in my life, I was fortunate to learn what it meant to have a love of place.

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Andrew Bowman/Photo courtesy of Andrew Bowman
November 30, 2015
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Perfectly positioned

I’m excited to announce that Andrew Bowman has been named the next president of the Land Trust Alliance. He embodies the drive, innovation and collaborative spirit to lead the Land Trust Alliance and the land trust community to dramatically increase the impact of conservation in America.

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Andrew Bowman/Photo courtesy of Andrew Bowman
November 24, 2015
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Putting theory into practice

Taking community conservation from theory to practice means embracing pliability. It’s a process that takes on different meanings and tactics for every undertaking.

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Photo courtesy of Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy
November 18, 2015
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A governor, two corgis and one big day

California is the most important agricultural state in the country, so when the state’s governor and secretary of food and agriculture come to a land trust event, it’s a big day.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown, right, joined Yolo Land Trust for A Day in the Country/Photo by Phil Hogan
November 16, 2015
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From advocate to ambassador

Larry Frimerman, one of the Alliance’s newest ambassadors, is no stranger to advocacy. Throughout his career, he’s advocated for conservation and farmland preservation across Ohio.

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Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David Daniels, left, stands with Larry Frimerman, a longtime advocate of land conservation/Photo courtesy of Frimerman
November 11, 2015
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Farm repurposed to fight hunger

The accredited American Chestnut Land Trust is remaking its “community supported agriculture” farm into an “agriculture supporting community” farm.

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American Chestnut Land Trust interns show off lettuce grown on Double Oak Farm/©Jeff Klapper
November 10, 2015
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