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Durable Collaborations: Strengthening Land Conservation through Lasting Partnerships

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Spring 2013
Author: 
Dale Bonar and Jim Morris

Durable collaborations are robust, mutually beneficial and long-lived approaches to achieving conservation success that enable groups to leverage their combined efforts.

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Large Landscapes in Focus: A New Generation of Conservation Initiatives

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Spring 2013
Author: 
James N. Levitt

Large-landscape conservation initiatives are thriving in the early 21st century at a scale and scope that would have been out of the reach or imagination of most conservationists active in the post- World War II era. Given the exceptional budgetary limitations of our day and the pace of human development across the globe, how is it possible that such ambitious, complex and just plain big efforts come to fruition?

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Durable Collaborations: Paths to Implementation

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Summer 2013
Author: 
Dale Bonar and Jim Morris

Review the recommended implementation steps to various collaboration options and provide examples of the paths and resulting experiences of land trusts that have entered into durable collaborations.

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Protecting Land Through Conservation Development: Lessons from Land Trust Experience

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Summer 2014
Author: 
Jennifer Anderson

Around for about 40 years, conservation development projects that combine real-estate development with conservation of land and other natural resources—is not new. But how prevalent is it? From October 2007 through April 2010, Jeffrey Milder, then a researcher at Cornell University, and Story Clark, a conservation finance expert, decided to find out.

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The Benefits of Strategic Land Conservation Planning

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Winter 2009
Author: 
Kendall Slee

In the 264 square miles of western Penobscot Bay, Maine, where the Coastal Mountains Land Trust works, there are scenic vistas, waterways, farmland, woods and coastline aplenty to tug at conservationists’ heartstrings. But the land trust’s focus is laser-sharp. It has delineated six focus areas — just over 11 square miles of its service area — as the places it will spend its time, money and other resources protecting.

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Better Together: Land Trusts Win by Collaborating

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Winter 2011
Author: 
Edith Pepper Goltra

When land trusts band together, good things happen.