Camping for conservation

Whether offering a primitive backcountry campsite or a high-end glamping experience, land trusts have many opportunities to incorporate camping into their programming.

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Campsite at the Samuel F. Pryor III Shawangunk Gateway Campground in New York / Photo by Nora Scarlett
December 05, 2019
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Invasive mussels stopped before spreading

Many years ago, tiny hitchhikers went unnoticed in a tank of live carp shipped from China to a New Jersey fish farm.

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Chinese pond muscle / Photo by Melanie Mason
December 04, 2019
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'Putting an end to these abusive schemes'

The IRS made a welcome and forceful statement this week when it announced increased enforcement action on abusive conservation easements. You can read the news here.

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The Internal Revenue Service building in Washington, D.C. / Photo by DJ Glisson
November 15, 2019
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Room for all

Land Trust Alliance board chair Jamey French welcomed 1,800 people to Rally 2019: The National Land Conservation Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, saying, “There’s room for everyone in our growing community. We’re better together.”

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Zoraida Lopez-Diago of the accredited Westchester Land Trust welcomed everyone to the first Conservationists of Color Reception at Rally 2019, organized by the newly formed affinity group with support from the Land Trust Alliance. / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
November 13, 2019
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Land trusts are key economic drivers

As land conservationists, we live and breathe communicating the multitude of benefits land trusts provide our communities.

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Photo courtesy of Thousand Islands Land Trust
November 12, 2019
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A sensible solution

The newly introduced Protecting Our Conserved Lands Act would give communities enhanced security and stability that the lands they have come together to protect will remain as intended permanently. This legislation is as needed as it is timely — and it has our full support.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II
November 08, 2019
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Helping veterans get out on the land

Christopher Heath loves the outdoors. "We need that connection with the land. Green space is just as crucial as housing is to the life of a human being."

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Christopher Heath, a veteran who is blind, is able to hunt with a guide and special equipment. He says, "For me, it's connecting with nature and using nature as a guide." / Image by Heart of the Lakes
November 07, 2019
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Re: Climate (2019.10)

Rally 2019: The National Land Conservation Conference was explicitly framed by two important and intertwined themes: inclusion and climate change.

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Vanessa Hauc, a senior correspondent for Noticias Telemundo and co-founder of Sachamama, a nonprofit organization that works to inspire, empower and educate the Latino community on climate issues, spoke at Rally 2019. / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
October 29, 2019
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Honoring Jean Hocker

Jean Hocker, former president of the Land Trust Alliance, died in August 2019 after a lifetime dedicated to conservation and the people who help make it happen.

October 19, 2019
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Honoring Jane Difley

Jane Difley, a land conservation champion, received the Land Trust Alliance's Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award & Fellowship during our Rally 2019: The National Land Conservation Conference in Raleigh.

October 18, 2019
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