Video contest finalists named

Thanks to your enthusiastic voting, we now know the finalists in our video contest! People submitted 75 videos which attracted 42,000 votes, an impressive showing!

November 30, 2016

The Twelfth Man

Maybe you don’t know much about football. But where I come from in Alabama, it’s in your blood. So there are times I think of land conservation in football terms.

November 28, 2016

Providing opportunities

Land trusts don’t just preserve land. In many cases, they preserve a community’s heritage and character.

November 22, 2016

Overtime by the book

Are your contractors really employees and do you owe them overtime pay?

i Scheijen
November 21, 2016

Benefiting community

There are many ways a land trust can benefit its community. Some create a wildlife refuge. Some conserve a lakeshore. Some improve public school play yards.

November 18, 2016

Making friends and influencing people

As the senior U.S. senator from New York, member of the Senate Finance Committee and the next leader of the Democratic caucus, Sen. Chuck Schumer faces many demands on his time.

Peter Paden, right, the executive director of the Columbia Land Conservancy, stands alongside U.S. Sen. Chuck Schemer of New York, center / Photo courtesy of Peter Paden
November 17, 2016

Vote now at

Have you seen what people are submitting to the video contest? Seventy-eight videos have been posted from at least 26 states!

November 16, 2016

Breaking barriers

Arizona Land & Water Trust received a National Land Trust Excellence Award at Rally 2016.

November 15, 2016

Collaborating to conserve

Oblong Land Conservancy and Putnam County Land Trust of New York received a National Land Trust Excellence Award at Rally 2016.

November 14, 2016

Honoring David Hartwell

David Hartwell, a pivotal figure in Minnesota’s tradition of land conservation, received the Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award during Rally 2016.

November 11, 2016

Land trusts bring voters together

At a time of political change, one thing is clear and consistent: Americans strongly support saving the open spaces they love and are even willing to tax themselves to protect those places.

i Price
November 10, 2016

An extinction of good brews?

If the idea of rising temperatures and rising sea levels wasn’t enough to make climate change seem like a calamity, consider the possibility of no more coffee or beer.

i Sillero
November 09, 2016

The transformative ability of nature

We’ve rounded up Rally 2016 videos, speeches, resources and more. Plus, check out the Lookout Mountain story from the opening plenary in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Umar, a Howard School student and intern with Lookout Mountain Conservancy, wowed the crowd at Rally 2016 with his story/Photo by DJ Glisson, III
November 04, 2016

Proposed IRS action

As Andrew Bowman expressed during his speech at Rally last week, we face significant reputational risk if we do not address the fact that people are using conservation easement donations to make substantial profits on land held for only a short period of time.



i Grant
November 03, 2016