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Summer 2013

Vol. 32 No. 3 | ISSN 2159-2918


Saving Land Summer 2013
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Cover Story

Beyond Agricultural Conservation Easements | By Jane Ellen Hamilton

Ensuring the future of agricultural production, land trusts around the country are innovating to keep working lands working.



Easement Revitalization | By Barb Welch and Tom Pierce

A new guidebook sponsored by the Open Space Institute and produced by Solid Ground Consulting offers steps to manage problem easements.


Durable Collaborations, Part II | By Dale Bonar and Jim Morris

This second part of a two-part series reviews various collaboration options, provides land trust examples and offers practical advice for success.


Land We Love: Community Farm

Protected by The Trustees of Reservations, Appleton Farms, the oldest continuously operating farm in America, provides its community with fresh local food and hands-on learning.



From the President

Change and Permanence


Conservation News

Land trust community outreach projects include aiding the next generation of farmers, cultivating young supporters for the future and building ADA-compliant trails.


Policy Roundup

The Alliance-organized Advocacy Day arranged meetings between land trust people and congressional members who will be critical to supporting land trust priorities.



Executive Director Leigh Youngblood describes her “evolution of thinking about appropriate roles for land trusts in the local food movement.”


Board Matters

Build an effective team at your land trust through shared leadership.


Accreditation Corner

Two land trust leaders discuss how preparing for accreditation made their organizations stronger.


Fundraising Wisdom

Exploring social media as an engagement and a fundraising tool.


Resources & Tools

The world of apps comes to land trusts. Five examples show what they can do.


People & Places

What John Gray did for Oregon land conservation; a small farm makes a big impact; Ear to the Ground



Multi-generational conservations


Accredited Land Trusts

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

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