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It’s Up to Us

Source: 

2013 Annual Report

Author: 
Elisabeth Ptak

“If we’re going to increase the pace of land conservation, this is the way to do it.”

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Beyond Agricultural Conservation Easements: Ensuring the Future of Agricultural Production

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Summer 2013
Author: 
Jane Ellen Hamilton

We all have a deep connection to agriculture; whether because, as Mr. Berry points out, we all eat, or because we value the other important qualities that agricultural producers and their land provide our communities: dollars for local economies, scenic views, wildlife habitat, carbon sequestration and cultural values. For these reasons, America’s land trusts have embraced conservation of agricultural lands.

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Why Advocacy Matters

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Summer 2014
Author: 
Rose Jenkins

Because shaping federal policy is how we save local places.

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Setting the Pace: Why Land Trusts Need to Play a Role in Public Policy

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Fall 2012
Author: 
Chris Miller

For 40 years the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) has been promoting land conservation in a nine-county region at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia.

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Land Trusts & Federal Agencies: A Mutually Beneficial Relationship

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Fall 2012
Author: 
Sheila McGrory-Klyza

Land trusts and federal agencies need each other, and it makes sense for them to work together. Each federal agency may have different goals in mind, but they all greatly value their partnerships with land trusts, large and small.

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The Political Power of Land Trusts

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Fall 2010
Author: 
Sandra Tassel

Even though Robert Hutchinson, the executive director of Alachua Conservation Trust (ACT) is a former commissioner of Alachua County, Florida, and one of his board members is the former mayor of Gainesville, and at least three city commissioners have served on the board in the past, ACT is not a political organization. It is, however, an organization that knows how to work within the local political system.