Forever Rural gains ground in New York

Wheels are now in motion to return students to nature in New York.

Forever Rural nature trail / Photo by Charlie Burgess

Our #LandIsMy video contest is back!

How do you connect with the land? Do you play on it? Make your living from it? Explore it? Just look at it? Share your connection to the land with us.

June 20, 2017

Building environmental markets for capital

Today about $52 billion is available annually for conservation management of working lands globally. Unfortunately, that's a fraction of the estimated $300-$400 billion needed for stewardship of the natural resources of those lands.

June 19, 2017

Top tips from a reporter

To advise land trusts on how to garner media attention (the good kind), the Land Trust Alliance asked reporter Mary Kane to list her top tips.

Fun action photos can help you gain media attention. / Photo courtesy of Rob Wade
June 16, 2017

From gravel to gamboling

Once a private commercial gravel pit, this land is now a public-access natural park visited by over 5,000 people a year.

Photo of R Park by David Swift

Conservation hits the TED stage

When offered a national stage on which to tell my story, I jumped at the chance.

June 13, 2017

Organized exploration and powerful collaboration

It takes a village to raise a child. And sometimes it takes a whole team to get one outdoors.

Children explore a stream in Haley Farm State Park. / Photo courtesy of Syma Ebbin
June 12, 2017

Building an ambassador landscape with community input

What does community conservation mean to you? You know it when you see it, but can you articulate it in principle?

Photo courtesy of Taos Land Trust

Weaving together community

The Carolina Thread Trail weaves together the story of a North Carolina community, who worked together, locally and regionally, to improve their quality of life.

Students using the Little Sugar Creek Greenway, a part of the Carolina Thread Trail, in Charlotte, NC. Photo courtesy of Carolina Thread Trail
June 07, 2017

Outdoor adventure meets environmental monitoring

Emma Bode and Muy Lim went rock climbing in Thailand over Christmas. While they were there, they collected water samples for the nonprofit Adventure Scientists' Global Microplastics Project.

Muy Lim enjoys the view of the Andaman Sea while climbing. / Photo by Emma Bode
June 06, 2017

Veterans build universal access trail

When the Anderson Woods Nature Preserve opened near Lake Michigan, the dedication ceremony was a perfect reflection of the project — and the community as a whole.

Photo courtesy of Land Conservancy of West Michigan
June 05, 2017

Mark your calendar for World Environment Day

Are you ready to celebrate? I hope so, because this year Canada is hosting World Environment Day on June 5 with UN Environment and it is going to be fun!

Photo courtesy of Nature Conservancy of Canada