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Summer 2014

Vol. 33 No. 3 | ISSN 2159-2918



Saving Land Summer 2014
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Cover Story

Why Advocacy Matters | By Rose Jenkins

The most important thing to any politician is what the people in his or her district want, need and appreciate. At every level, our political leaders have the ability to help land trusts succeed in their missions. Put these two thoughts together and you have the answer to why advocacy matters.



The Role of Relationships in Saving Land | By Edith Pepper Goltra

Land trusts know how to build relationships, but by reaching beyond their traditional circle of friends they can become truly integrated into their communities, something that is vitally important for their long-term success.

Land We Love: A Far Sight

Advocacy works! Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust, with the support of many partners and funding from the Farm Bill, protected two ranches in the Upper Green River Valley.

Protecting Land Through Conservation Development | By Jennifer Anderson

More prevalent than you might think, conservation development is another tool for land trusts to consider after reading these lessons learned.



From the President

The Relationship Business

Conservation News

Dark skies attract supporters; “pay-as-you-throw” programs reduce trash; floating classrooms demonstrate nature is for everyone and more

Policy Roundup

Meet the team representing you


Step up and be counted: an adventure in advocacy

Board Matters

Land trust board members can be powerful allies for change through advocacy

Accreditation Corner

How to protect the integrity of land transactions in a partnership

Fundraising Wisdom

A diversity of giving opportunities increases the success of operations fundraising

Extra: See related fundraising resources from The Learning Center »

Resources & Tools

The Learning Center gets a facelift; new risk management book debuts; a free software report and more

People & Places

We say hello to a new Alliance board member and goodbye to two conservation pioneers


Making new friends in high places

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