Keeping staff healthy

Recent changes to federal law have significantly altered medical leave benefits for many employees. It's important that land trusts are aware of and are prepared to act on changes that apply to them and their employees.

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April 03, 2020
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Keeping staff informed

In times of crisis, it can be a challenge simply keeping your doors open or keeping your staff employed. But there’s another critical task that can’t be neglected: keeping staff informed.

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April 02, 2020
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Keeping your doors open

There is nothing normal about our new normal. It is full of challenges. And for some land trusts, one of the challenges, figuratively speaking, is keeping your doors open.

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April 01, 2020
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Tips and tricks for telework

As the world continues to react to coronavirus, many organizations, including the Land Trust Alliance, have transitioned employees to work from home. For me, the prospect of teleworking was exciting, but after just a few days I can say: This was not the dream I thought it would be.

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March 19, 2020
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Social distancing in the great outdoors

As editor of Saving Land, I receive a lot of communications from land trusts — stories, blogs, enewsletters, event announcements — and more. But this message from Wallkill Valley Land Trust in New Paltz, New York, came at exactly the right time with exactly the right message.

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WVLT Conservation Easement: Huguenot Street Farm by Lindsay Welch 2018
March 17, 2020
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Despite the distance, we're united

Over the past weeks, all of us in the land trust community have scrambled to respond appropriately to the coronavirus pandemic. While we all have crisis plans for our organizations, few of us anticipated the unprecedented situation like the one in which we find ourselves.

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March 16, 2020
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Accreditation's return on investment is real

Walking in to a perfectly polished, on-message, visually stunning deliverable on the first day of a new job is pretty much the dream for anyone who works in communications. So when I was asked, "Do you think you could promote our new return on investment video," the answer was simple.

March 13, 2020
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No travel? No problem

As the Land Trust Alliance weighs our response to the coronavirus crisis, one thing has remained at the forefront of all of our thinking: We must prioritize the health and wellbeing of our land trust members, our staff and their families.

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Land Trust Alliance Ambassador Program Manager Robert Schwartz is one of many Land Trust Alliance Advocacy Days participants who will complete their Capitol Hill visits digitally.
March 12, 2020
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In the midst of greatness

As I stood behind the scenes with land conservation professionals from Sonoma Land Trust, passing along last-minute instructions for their acceptance of the 2019 Land Trust Alliance Excellence Award, I couldn't help but think I was in the midst of greatness.

March 10, 2020
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