Wildlife cameras produce exciting findings

The remote camera that Land Trust of Napa County volunteers Paula Peterson and Penny Proteau visit every few months in California suggests at least one conclusion: an abundance of curious bears.

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A curious bear checks out a camera placed by the Land Trust of Napa County. / Photo courtesy of Land Trust of Napa County

Looking through a new lens

"This right here is the closest you can get to magic," said Sherman Dean, who was part of a group of diverse people invited to be the first to walk in the newly discovered stand of redwoods that was long-rumored to be nestled in the hills above California's Sonoma Coast.

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Writer and journalist Rahawa Haile saw resilience and regeneration in the forest. "I think there's a lot of hope in that." / Screen capture from Here We Stand

'It would help us significantly'

In testimony today before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig was asked about abuse of the charitable conservation deduction — and efforts to stop it.

June 30, 2020
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Inclusive interpretive measures

At the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy in Michigan, we believe that access to nature isn't a luxury; it belongs to all people. Our supporters feel that way as well.

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Members of the Disability Network use one of Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy's universal access trails. / Photo by Art Bukowski
June 29, 2020
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Re: Climate (2020.06)

Earlier this month, a small Siberian town in Russia hit a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The average high temperature there in June is 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Image by Jaroslaw Kwoczala from Pixabay

Congress considers natural climate solutions

For land trusts interested in combating climate change using the carbon storage capacity of their natural and working lands, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators is working to make the path a little easier.

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June 23, 2020
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#KeepItInMind

Since COVID-19 hit, trails and other open spaces have seen significant spikes in visitors as more people itch to get out of the house and head to the hills. It's great to see people enjoying our beautiful, natural outdoors!

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Image courtesy of Keep It Colorado
June 18, 2020
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U.S. Senate passes historic conservation legislation

With all that is occurring in our world, we could all use a bit of good news these days. Today, we received some courtesy of the U.S. Senate.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II / Firefly Images
June 17, 2020
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We flourish together

I have always loved the courage, passion and dedication with which land trusts go about their work. But never in my 25 years working in the land trust community have I been more inspired and impressed than I am today.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II / Firefly Images

Important update on Paycheck Protection Program

On June 5, the president signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (H.R. 7010) into law. The bill passed the House on May 28, 417-1; the Senate passed it June 3 by unanimous consent.

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June 08, 2020
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