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An Integral Part of Life

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Rob Aldrich

Imagine if conserved land were socially durable. That means people can’t live without it. Think schools, clean water and emergency services. When those are threatened, people rise up and defend them.

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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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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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