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Singing a New Song

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Lorri Barrett

A federal court in Texas deemed land use restrictions designed to protect the golden-cheeked warbler, an endangered species living only in Texas, as “common sense” because they need flexibility over time.

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Walking the Line

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Lorri Barrett

In Wisconsin, a land trust’s neighbors claimed conserved land was theirs because they had built a pool and a greenhouse over the property line. The court disagreed.  

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A Walk in the Park

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Lorri Barrett

A judge in Massachusetts stopped a city and school district from turning a park into a building because federal, state and local officials and the public all considered it a park for more than 60 years.  

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Carefully Considering Amendments

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Fall 2017
Author: 
Land Trust Alliance

Amendment decisions require a land trust’s fully informed best judgement to comply with law, honor promises, respect its mission, uphold the public interest and create positive conservation results.

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Photo courtesy of Lyme Land Conservation Trust (accredited)/Joe Standart

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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A New Reality: Land Trusts Face Expanding Energy Infrastructure

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Fall 2017
Author: 
Marina Schauffler

Energy infrastructure projects pose complex challenges and unavoidable conflicts for land trusts. Through, education and engagement, land trusts can meet them head on.