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On a cattle ranch protected by a Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program easement held by Eastern Sierra Land Trust, volunteers install perch deterrents on fence posts to reduce predation by ravens on sage-grouse. Photo by Sara Kokkelenberg

Saving Farm Bill Conservation Programs

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Summer 2017
Author: 
Sarina Katz, Christina Soto & Bryan David

The time to lobby for the reauthorization of the Farm Bill is now. Land trusts that work on agricultural conservation rely on funding from the Farm Bill, but all Americans benefit from its conservation programs.

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The Regional Conservation Partnership Program: What's in It for Land Trusts?

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Winter 2016
Author: 
Bryan David

It’s not often that land trusts, such as the accredited Gallatin Valley Land Trust in Montana, are able to find new sources of funding for conservation projects already in the pipeline. But early last year Congress passed what ultimately would be one of its few major bipartisan achievements: the 2014 Farm Bill.