Community asset, local treasure

Videos create a sense of place and tell the stories of how people use land.

April 12, 2017
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Take a deep breath

Video can create a sense of place, explain the important role of a land trust in the community, and inspire landowners and donors alike.

April 11, 2017
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Creating Video for Impact

If a picture paints a thousand words, how many more are painted in a compelling video?

 

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff were filmed for BatsLIVE, a distance learning adventure that brings bat conservation to life through webcasts and online education resources. / Photo by A. Froschauer (USFWS)
April 10, 2017
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We’re moving!

After 10 years at our current location, the Land Trust Alliance is packing up and preparing to relocate within Washington, D.C.

April 07, 2017
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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.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
March 30, 2017
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High-tech way to see a swamp

The accredited Columbia Land Trust flew a drone over a swamp restoration project and got a lot more information than it could have collected by sending its stewardship staff wading and clambering through the wet terrain.

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Aerial imagery from a UAV flight shows channels created in 2014
March 16, 2017
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Mapping America’s opinions on climate change

Many land trusts struggle with how to communicate about climate change in the communities they serve.

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Courtesy of Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
March 15, 2017
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Land trust enhances carbon sequestration

Feeling the impacts of climate change in its region, the Marin Agricultural Land Trust in California took action.

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Photo by Michael Woolsey

Highlights of 2016

Thanks to you and your generous support, 2016 was the Land Trust Alliance’s most successful year yet. We are eager to share the highlights of the last year, accomplishments that would not have been possible without you.

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Photo courtesy of accredited Ojai Valley Land Conservancy
March 09, 2017
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A definitive answer

After the IRS issued its Notice making conservation easement tax shelters "listed transactions," some questions emerged as to how much land trusts should be worried. We know now that organizations following Land Trust Standards and Practices have nothing to worry about.

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The Internal Revenue Service Building in Washington, D.C. / Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
March 08, 2017
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