Working from the ground up

After 20 years working for two Idaho congressmen as an aide, Laurel Sayer brings an intimate understanding of the legislative process to her current role as executive director of the Idaho Coalition of Land Trusts.

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Photo courtesy of Laurel Sayer
October 20, 2016
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Promoting conservation through outdoor recreation

"The more people care and advocate for these resources, the greater the chance they’re going to survive into the future."

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Photo by Hansi Johnson
October 19, 2016
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Boosted morale

"People take pride in participating in the work of a land trust that has high standards. It adds to morale."

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Monadnock Conservancy staff / Photo courtesy of Monadnock Conservancy
October 14, 2016
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We’re almost there!

I love talking about Land Trust Standards and Practices and I now know that I’m not alone!

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October 12, 2016
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In memoriam: Len Wilson

It is with great sadness that I report that Leonard Wilson recently passed away.

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Len Wilson, left, walks alongside Marty Zeller in this archive photo. / Photo courtesy of Marty Zeller
October 07, 2016
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Holding on to the land

Vander Green was at his wit’s end. He owed money on the mortgage for 42 acres he had inherited from his father, who had bought it in 1940. Green figured he had to sell 21 acres to make enough to pay his debt. There didn’t seem to be another way out.

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Vander Green delightedly removes the "For Sale" sign on his property. / Photo courtesy the Center for Heirs' Property Preservation
October 04, 2016
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Creating environmental detectives

One of the projects the accredited Pee Dee Land Trust in South Carolina is working on — with some Land Trust Alliance Excellence seed money — is called the Black Creek BioBlitz.

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Photo courtesy of Pee Dee Land Trust
September 26, 2016
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On the Road

I wake up each day to a job I love. I get to work with some of the nicest people I’ve ever known: land trust volunteers and staff.

September 22, 2016
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Video contest with cash prizes

We’re offering three cash prizes, and the first prize winner gets to designate the land trust of their choice to receive $10,000!

September 20, 2016
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Introducing Wendy Jackson

Before she became the Land Trust Alliance’s new executive vice president, Wendy Jackson served as executive director at Freshwater Land Trust in Birmingham, Alabama.

September 19, 2016
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