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Tools that Transcend Time

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Fall 2017
Author: 
Madeline Bodin

Conservation defense bolsters the legal underpinning of protected land and is an integral part of long-term stewardship. What tools of the trade are available, and how do they work in real situations?

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When Bad Things Happen to Good Land Trusts

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Spring 2017
Author: 
Elisabeth Ptak and Christina Soto

Embezzlement. Fraud. Disastrous decisions. When a crisis strikes, is your land trust ready? Read about practical steps that any nonprofit can take to help prevent bad things from happening and become more resilient.

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What Title Reveals that the Land Itself Cannot

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Summer 2016
Author: 
MaryKay O’Donnell

Since 2002, MaryKay O'Donnell, Midwest program manager for the Land Trust Alliance, has taught an "all about titles" course with other experts at Rally: The National Land Conservation Conference. She has distilled that knowledge in easy-to-understand article.

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The high cost of a bad appraisal

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Lorri Barrett

A taxpayer claimed in court that he relied on the appraiser’s report when he deducted four times the real value of the donation. He argued that because he relied on the appraiser, he shouldn’t have to pay accuracy-related penalties. The court disagreed. Help your donors avoid trouble with our appraisal guide for landowners.

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One meeting to rule them all

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Lorri Barrett

Chester Township commissioners exchanged individual emails with the local land trust and had one-on-one separate meetings with land trust staff to learn more about easements.