Re: Climate (2018.02)

With the Olympic Winter Games in full swing, it's hard not to think about our changing climate.

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With the Olympic Winter Games in full swing, it's hard not to think about our changing climate. / Photo by pixabay.com/skeeze
February 16, 2018
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A companion for H.R. 4459

As much as I wish it wasn't the case, abusive syndicated easement transactions remain a huge concern for the Land Trust Alliance and our entire community. But there is good news!

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U.S. Capitol / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
February 15, 2018
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A community shapes a plan

When I was asked to join the team that was charged with shaping the new strategic plan for the Alliance, I enthusiastically accepted. Who could pass up the opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way to a process that would help set the future course of an organization, and movement, for which I care deeply?

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Michael Polemis
February 14, 2018
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A step in the wrong direction

This week, the Trump administration released its 2019 budget proposal, "Efficient, Effective and Accountable: An American Budget." The plan, which reflects the administration’s priorities, outlines deep cuts to land conservation programs.

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Lori Faeth / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
February 13, 2018
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To conserve more land, we must advocate

Enacting change can be hard. As creatures of habit, we prefer the familiar to the unknown. Less work to more. But when we are joined by others who share our values, change is possible. And I believe we — as a community — have the power to usher in a new era for private land conservation.

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Robert Schwartz / Photo courtesy of Robert Schwartz
February 08, 2018
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Making changes for inclusivity

Members of the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts hosted the first Walk the Land Day on June 24, 2017, promoting it as a day to explore, discover, celebrate and fall in love with Oregon lands that are protected forever.

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Photo by istockphoto/klazing
February 07, 2018
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Keeping our house in order

To ensure our member land trusts do not intentionally or inadvertently participate in abusive syndicated easement transactions, the Land Trust Alliance is publishing today a revised Tax Shelter Advisory. All land trusts should become familiar with the document.

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Land Trust Alliance President Andrew Bowman / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
February 06, 2018
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Land trusts can help protect pollinators

The monarch butterfly and its spectacular 3,000-mile migration — from Mexico, throughout the American Midwest, to Canada — is in great jeopardy.

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A monarch butterfly on a milkweed plant in northern Ohio. / Photo courtesy of Pollinator Partnership
February 05, 2018
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A victory for the land

Northern Pass’s application to build a controversial 192-mile transmission line from Pittsburg to Deerfield in New Hampshire has been rejected.

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From left, Jason Reimers and Amy Manzelli (of BCM Environmental Land Law, representing the Forest Society) and Forest Society staffers Will Abbott, Jack Savage and Jane Difley at the SEC deliberations. / Photo by Nancy West/indepthnh.org
February 02, 2018
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