Ways to Learn

Success Story

Return of a Sacred Site

Author: 
Sheila McGrory-Klyza and Christina Soto

As the sun set on a stormy July evening over Taos, New Mexico, tribal officials and traditional dancers lined up for the grand entry to the Taos Pueblo Powwow.

Success Story

From Acorns to Oaks

Author: 
Joan Campau

It is easy to underestimate the potential of acorns. Looking at a forest of majestic oak trees, we often forget that each leafy tower of strength grew out of a tiny, hardened shell placed in an environment with sufficient water, appropriate soil nutrition and adequate sunshine.

Success Story

More Than a Paycheck

Author: 
Meredith Riley

The Milwaukee River Valley has been transformed thanks to the hard work of the students enrolled in the Earn & Learn program, created by the city of Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board and the Milwaukee Department of City Development.

Success Story

Community Benefits from a Lasting Tribute

Author: 
Joan Campau

Land trusts are not often in a position to work directly with developers. But in December 2011, Rensselaer Land Trust cut a deal with the family of the late John B. Staalesen, which donated 23.6 acres for a preserve in the city of Troy, New York.

Success Story

Trading Concrete for Green Space

Author: 
Kendall Slee

Removing asphalt and concrete to make way for green space on Chicago school playgrounds has become routine for Openlands, one of the oldest metropolitan conservation organizations in the nation and the only such group with a regional scope in the greater Chicago region.

Success Story

Conservation with a consciousness

Author: 
Shelia McGrory-Klyza

For 37 years Monmouth Conservation Foundation (MCF), situated in one of the wealthiest counties in the country, has successfully helped preserve open space and farmland in coastal New Jersey. It was business as usual, until new leadership decided it was time for a change — to expand the organization’s reach to benefit the whole community, not just the affluent.