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Fall 2013

Vol. 32 No. 4 | ISSN 2159-2918


Saving Land Fall 2013
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Cover Story

Connecting People to Nature | By Edith Pepper Goltra

Many land trusts are reimagining public access as a way to build support for land conservation. Keeping a balance between allowing people on the land while still protecting its resources is key.


Changes on the Horizon | By Cristina Santiestevan

Land trusts prepare for climate change by exploring adaptation methods tailored to the specific needs of their regions.

Land We Love: A Park’s Rebirth

After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, The Trust for Public Land stepped in to help restore City Park, dear to residents and valuable to the local economy.

Community-Driven Conservation | By Rose Jenkins

When land trusts gather input as to what their communities want from local conservation, everyone wins.



From the President

Something Good Happening

Conservation News

Community projects in New York, Illinois, Maryland and Australia share the goal of connecting people to nature; a land trust creates a blueprint to protect a region’s food supply

Policy Roundup

When land trusts cultivate relationships with their senators and representatives, all land conservationists benefit


Essayist and nature writer Barry Lopez describes how and what children learn in the natural world

Board Matters

Three land trusts provide their best communications ideas for community outreach

Accreditation Corner

It’s time to prepare for renewal of accreditation

Fundraising Wisdom

Six steps for a successful year-end giving campaign: download companion calendars to track your campaign »

Resources & Tools

Three groups provide loans for land conservation

People & Places

Introducing two new board members, and one returning; In Memoriam; Ear to the Ground


2010 Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin’s “Youth of Grass”

Accredited Land Trusts

Congratulations to the land conservation groups around the country for achieving accreditation

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