Ways to Learn

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Promoting Healthy Lifestyles through the Outdoors

Author: 
Sheila McGrory-Klyza

Working in the shadow of one of the best medical facilities in the country — in a county with some of the worst health statistics in the nation — Dr. Mark Wilson, director of the Jefferson County Department of Health in Birmingham, Alabama, knew he needed to focus on prevention.

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Healthy and Well-Connected Communities

Author: 
Rose Jenkins and Meredith Riley

Not long ago, Forterra, the largest conservation and community-building organization in the Northwest, focused exclusively on conserving natural lands, mostly in small parcels. But in recent years, the Washington land trust has taken on a wide range of community-based projects.

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Enduring Connections and Collaborations

Author: 
Sheila McGrory-Klyza

Western Montana’s Big Sky Country, home to vast public lands, sizable ranches and farms and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, offers rich opportunities for collaborative conservation. Under the leadership of Five Valleys Land Trust, whose service area encompasses five major river valleys in the region, innovative partnerships are being forged.

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Market and Rink: Community Gathering Places

Author: 
Sheila McGrory-Klyza

What do a farmers’ market and an ice-skating rink have in common? They are both projects in which the Damariscotta River Association (DRA), one of the larger local land trusts in Maine, is involved.

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The Conservation and Diversity Program

Author: 
Joan Campau

The Conservation Trust for North Carolina (CTNC) and North Carolina’s 23 local land trusts have been making purposeful strides toward the long-term viability of land conservation in their state.

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Engaging New Audiences

Author: 
Joan Campau

How can land trusts attract new audiences and develop a broader, deeper base of support to best weather these uncertain times? The Colorado Conservation Trust (CCT) recently completed a pilot project with the Palmer Land Trust and the Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust (RiGHT) that explored this challenge.