In memoriam: Peggy Stevens

Peggy Stevens made us all better people.

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Peggy Stevens / Photo courtesy of Jonathan Stevens
September 15, 2021
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Acting for grasslands

When thinking of the world’s most threatened ecosystems, tropical rainforests or coral reefs likely come to mind. But the most threatened ecosystems are in the United States: native grasslands.

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Fender's Blue Butterfly / Photo by Peter Moore
September 07, 2021
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New investments in conservation

The U.S. Senate passed a $1 trillion infrastructure package this month with some welcome provisions for the land trust community. While most of the funds were for traditional infrastructure, a large portion was dedicated to ecosystem restoration and disaster mitigation.

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Image by TheDigitalWay from Pixabay
August 25, 2021
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10 reasons you need to register for Rally

Are you ready to Rock 'N' Rally this year? Before you know it, Rally 2021: The National Land Conservation Conference will be kicking off.

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Destination Cleveland Sign at Upper Edgewater Park in Cleveland. (Photo by Kyle Lanzer/Cleveland Metroparks)
August 18, 2021
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Re: Climate (2021.08)

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a scientific body convened by the United Nations, last week released a major new climate assessment.

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Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay
August 16, 2021
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In memoriam: Jim Lentowski

In the winter of 2001, I moved to the island of Nantucket approximately 30 miles out to sea off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. I was eager to get my hands and feet dirty, doing my part to protect and preserve the open space of my new home.

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Jim Lentowski (Photo courtesy of Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition)
August 12, 2021
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How a map helped create community

This past year, we’ve yearned for ways to connect with each other and the natural world. In April, the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts along with our 30 members across the state helped forge new connections by launching The Oregon I Am campaign.

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The Oregon I Am campaign imagery / Image courtesy of Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts
August 10, 2021
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For trout, climate change is a killer

Among the many species of wildlife that are facing impacts from climate change, trout and salmon are among those that will feel the effects of rising temperatures most immediately.

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Image courtesy of Trout Unlimited
August 06, 2021
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Dune habitat in historic Black community conserved

The accredited North Florida Land Trust recently paid tribute to MaVynee Betsch, an environmental advocate known as “The Beach Lady” for her efforts to protect Amelia Island’s American Beach.

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Photo courtesy of North Florida Land Trust

Showcasing your work

Next month, members of Congress will return to their home states and districts to meet with constituents and discuss their policy priorities. This annual tradition, known in Washington as August recess, comes at a critical time for our community.

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Image by rebeck96 from Pixabay
July 22, 2021
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