In March 1982, a young organization launched its first newsletter — 16 pages that began with an introduction to the group “organized to serve as the catalyst and hub of a communications and mutual support network.” The Land Trust Exchange was born (predecessor to the Land Trust Alliance), and its newsletter, Exchange, covered the new field of private land conservation.
In 2008, Exchange morphed into Saving Land, the nation’s leading magazine written by and for land conservationists that is available quarterly to Land Trust Alliance members and partners. The 42-page color magazine offers stories, tips and resources on the latest trends in land conservation.
Become a Land Trust Alliance member and receive Saving Land magazine in your mailbox!
- Individual members receive an annual subscription.
- Land trust members receive three copies of each issue as part of their membership benefits.
Spring 2017 Issue
Recognizing the important role land conservation and the land trust community can play in combatting climate change, the Land Trust Alliance has launched a new initiative to provide land trusts with strategies, training and tools. Read about the Land Trust Climate Change Initiative in the latest Saving Land here.
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The 2008 Saving Land premiere issue won gold in the Best Redesign and Most Improved categories of the EXCEL Awards sponsored by the Society of National Association Publications (now called Association Media and Publishing). And in 2013 a special 30th anniversary edition of Saving Land (Fall 2012) won gold in the Single Topic Issue category.
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An archive of issues of the magazine going back to 1996 is available online on The Learning Center. Access to The Learning Center is a service offered to Alliance member land trusts, partners, and individual members at the $250 level and above.