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Winter 2013

Vol. 32 No. 1 | ISSN 2159-2918

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Saving Land Winter 2013
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Cover Story

Conservation in a Broader Context: Land Trusts and Land Use Planning

By Ole Amundsen III and Susan Culp

Many opportunities exist for land trusts to engage with the land use planning process, strengthening conservation by working with local and regional planners.

 

Features

Terrafirma RRG LLC

It’s here! Terrafirma Risk Retention Group LLC, a charitable risk pool owned by participating land trusts, insures its members against the legal costs of defending conservation.

 

Land We Love: A River’s Keeper

Potomac Conservancy has an important job: to protect the Potomac River, designated an American Heritage River in 1998.

 

Wading into the Waters of Wetland & Stream Mitigation

By Rebecca Kihslinger and Jessica Wilkinson

As the nation’s stewardship experts, land trusts may be best positioned to take on wetland and stream compensation projects, but only after doing their homework.


Making Land Conservation Real, Relevant and Urgent to a Broader Audience

A model program on community engagement offers practical steps on reaching new supporters.

 

Departments

From the President

Greed and Generosity

 

Conservation News

Oregon land trusts get a big boost; two groups help communities feed themselves; a foundation brings community planning to light; and more

 

Policy Roundup

Getting across the message that the easement and land donations of a few benefit the many

 

Voiced

How do we measure the success of the land conservation movement?

 

Board Matters

Dealing with a common problem in the land trust world: “founderitis”

 

Accreditation Corner

A tale of two all-volunteer land trusts’ journeys to accreditation

 

Fundraising Wisdom

Tips for acknowledging supporters at year’s end

 

Resources & Tools

A land trust’s book weaves together stories and evocative images; short films about land issues grow in popularity

 

People & Places

Review of Rally 2012; profile of a young conservation leader; Ear to the Ground

 

Inspired

Sparking the Connection

 

Accredited Land Trusts

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

 

Extra Extra!

See a list of resources to accompany “Conservation in a Broader Context: Land Trusts and Land Use Planning.”

 

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