Every land trust’s success makes our whole movement stronger. So lets celebrate! See how land trusts across America are overcoming obstacles and inventing new ways to save special places. Their stories may inspire your own.
Right next door to the second largest city in the U.S. lies the 1,400-acre Palos Verdes Nature Preserve, where Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is connecting at-risk youth in nearby Los Angeles to nature.
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Locals weren’t sure it could be done. They would ask Wendy Jackson, “Honey, have you been out to that creek?”
Legacy Land Conservancy needed a bold, visionary leader to take them to the next level. They found him in Guy Williams.
“When Marge and I met for the first time in 2002 we hit if off immediately,” says Connie Kheel. “We had…a fear of sprawl!”
Fear is a powerful motivator. Lynne Sherrod found this out as several of her friends and neighbors sold their ranches one by one.
“Challenges to conservation easements can come from several different angles,” says Tom Bailey. “Be prepared.”
Michael Whitfield still hikes the same places he did with his grandfather 50+ years ago. Now he leads the charge to save such places.
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