Why federal funding for conservation matters

Saving the places people need and love requires more than hard work. It also requires funding. Just as it took the Chicago Bulls the winning combination of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen to bring home six NBA championships, land trusts need both funding and hard work to get conservation done. And you can play a helpful role.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II / Firefly Imageworks
April 15, 2021
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Volunteer opportunities for conservation

Volunteering is a fun and rewarding way to meet new people, visit beautiful places and give back to your community.

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Volunteers may do everything from picking up trash to assisting with native plantings. / Photo of Piedmont Environmental Council staff by by DJ Glisson, II / Firefly Imageworks
April 13, 2021
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Voluntary Private Land Conservation 101

Whether you're new to the world of voluntary private land conservation or looking for a refresh, read on for answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions about land trusts.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II / Firefly Imageworks
April 05, 2021
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Tips for managing government funds

How is government funding like a used couch? Knowing where your funding has been before it arrives at your land trust is key to avoiding unpleasant problems.

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Cape Flattery / Photo by Kay Sohl
March 31, 2021
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Celebrate Earth Month with us!

In the buildup to Earth Day on April 22, people around the country will contemplate their role in fighting seemingly daunting environmental challenges, including climate change, the extinction crisis, habitat fragmentation and environmental injustice.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II / Firefly Imageworks
March 30, 2021
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Learning more about climate issues

We all have a role to play in addressing the climate crisis and the inequities that can hamper the ability of our communities and our lands to recover from such trauma.

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March 29, 2021
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Grants to support climate actions

Land trusts are increasingly thinking about climate change — and how they can be part of the solution.

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March 10, 2021
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Re: Climate (2021.02)

Climate change has — and will — play an increasing role in the decline of ecosystems and our natural environment. Some may say this is an unfortunate-but-unavoidable consequence of human economic development.

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February 26, 2021
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Fresh food for the community

In many ways, the pandemic laid bare the critical connection between conservation and community access to local food.

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The Land Conservancy of New Jersey’s community garden was more popular than ever in 2020. / Photo courtesy of The Land Conservancy of New Jersey
February 17, 2021
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Tools for success

As a child, I was obsessed with the Little Tikes Workshop. Made to resemble a real-life workbench, this playset came with all the necessary fixings: a plastic hammer, drawers to hold big faux-nails and even a fake phone to handle "customer" requests.

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Before he became ambassador program manager for the Land Trust Alliance, a young Robert Schwartz was Mr. Fixit. / Photo courtesy of Robert Schwartz
February 12, 2021
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