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Estes Valley Land Trust staff, board and volunteers assist a landowner with flood recovery on a conservation easement near Drake, Colorado. Board member Curt Gleaves is second from right/Photo courtesy of Estes Valley Land Trust

Planning for the Unthinkable: People, Processes and Properties

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Spring 2018
Author: 
Madeline Bodin

Land trusts across the country that have weathered disasters reveal that it’s helpful to group your disaster plan into three priorities: people, processes and properties.

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“Clouds Over Black Mountain,” Ralph Borge, oil on canvas/Courtesy Marin Agricultural Land Trust

Art and Conservation

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Spring 2014
Author: 
Elisabeth Ptak

In Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold described one affinity between art and nature: “Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty.

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Photo courtesy of Chelan-Douglas Land Trust

Building Relationships with Traditional Media

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

It’s hard to beat newspapers, radio and television for giving your mission legitimacy and gaining new supporters. Learn the changing rules of working with these types of media.

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Photo by Terry A. Allen/Mindi Crabb, Jackson Hole Land Trust

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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Growing Good Leaders

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Winter 2016
Author: 
Edith Pepper Goltra

The Land Trust Leadership Program cultivates strong leaders and innovative change.