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Fall 2014

Vol. 33 No. 4 | ISSN 2159-2918



Saving Land Fall 2014
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Cover Story

Fostering a Love of Land | By Edith Pepper Goltra

Land trusts are increasingly looking to identify and design projects that specifically connect people from all walks of life to each other to build a strong and loyal following for community conservation, the out-of-doors and the land trust itself.



A Fresh Perspective | By Rose Jenkins

The next generation of leaders is enthusiastically picking up the conservation baton, prepared to move forward with new ideas but a familiar love of the land.

Land We Love: Thriving Again

By restoring an abandoned property, Buzzards Bay Coalition is giving its community a safe, beautiful place to enjoy recreation and providing fish and wildlife a healthier habitat.

Maps with Impact | By Larry Orman and the GreenInfo Network Team

Maps do more than aid in saving land; they tell stories. Whether you do mapping through staff, volunteers or consultants, these universal tips will help you create great maps.


From the President

Honoring Our Heroes

Conservation News

Two recent outcomes benefit land trusts; more facts about how nature reduces stress levels; reports on U.S. farmers

Policy Roundup

The tax incentive advances farther than it ever has but we still need your help


No land trust is an island

Board Matters

Highlights of the All-Volunteer Land Trust Group on The Learning Center

Accreditation Corner

Ensuring fairness in the accreditation process

Fundraising Wisdom

Ten errors that kept you from getting the gift, and how to fix them

Resources & Tools

Land Trust Standards and Practices in Spanish and French; TechRadar Pro reviews online file-sharing services

People & Places

Hello to two new Alliance board members; a desert cleanup brings a community together; Ear to the Ground


The poem “Stone”

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