Behind the victory in Pennsylvania

This thrilling achievement would not have been possible without land trust people investing deeply in building relationships with state and local officials — whether or not they were asking for anything — through the years.

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Photo by Alston Jenkins [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
July 12, 2018
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Darkness worth protecting

Over 80 percent of the U.S. population lives under skies so polluted by man-made lights that celestial objects like the Milky Way are almost invisible.

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Photo by Ronald Gleason
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An early office of the Land Trust Alliance in Bar Harbor, Maine, circa 1980s. / Photo from Land Trust Alliance archives
July 10, 2018
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Genesis of the Land Trust Alliance (Part 1)

What launched the Land Trust Alliance may fast be receding into the past, but the story is important land conservation history.

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Photo of Ben Emory by Dick Broom/Mount Desert Islander
July 09, 2018
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Summer reading list

As editor of Saving Land I receive emails from across the country from people who have written books and would like the Land Trust Alliance to share the news.

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Photo by pixabay/hzv_westfalen_de
July 06, 2018
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Farm Bill ready for conference!

June was a busy month for the Farm Bill — and that makes us hopeful reauthorization can beat a Sept. 30 deadline.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II
June 29, 2018
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Re: Climate (2018.06)

As summer heats up, so do our energy needs. And according to the Farmers' Almanac, this summer will be hot and steamy for most of the nation.

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Image by pixabay.com/seagul
June 26, 2018
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We're hiring!

Do you believe in the value of open spaces? Are you an excellent team player? Can you help us help 1,000 land trusts? If so, you may be the very person we need. The Land Trust Alliance is filling four open positions.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
June 25, 2018
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Help us hit a home run for conservation

Growing up, baseball was life. I learned the game as a Pirate but perfected it as a Gator. In between, I saw time as a member of the Cubbies, RiverDogs and Zephyrs.

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Robert Schwartz at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. / Photo by Lauren Walens
June 21, 2018
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Taking a shot at making conservation better

The American Midwest holds a special place in my heart. From its roaming prairies to its open lands, the Midwest is truly beautiful. That's why I was so pleased it was the location of my first North American Wetlands Conservation Council retreat and meeting earlier this month.

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Land Trust Alliance Executive Vice President Wendy Jackson shoots traps during the North American Wetlands Conservation Council retreat. / Photo courtesy Wendy Jackson

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