What's all this about tax reform?

On Sept. 27, the White House and Republican leaders of Congress released a "Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code." It seems like everyone has a take on what it could mean for individual taxpayers and businesses. But what are the implications for charities and, in particular, land trusts?

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U.S. Capitol / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
September 29, 2017
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Don't miss the boat

There are only a few days left to have your voice heard during this pivotal moment for the accreditation program.

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The Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina with their 2010 accreditation application. / Courtesy of the Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina
September 25, 2017
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Cultivating a new Farm Bill

Capitol Hill is turning its attention to reauthorizing the Farm Bill — and the Land Trust Alliance is advocating for programs that will help our members conserve more land.

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Partnership of Rangeland Trusts from Colorado members and Land Trust Alliance staff meet with U.S. House Committee on Agriculture officials. / Photo courtesy of Lori Faeth
September 15, 2017
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From student to teacher

Admittedly, my upbringing was unique. I was the fifth generation to grow up on my family's cattle ranch in Southern Arizona.

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Photo courtesy of Sarah Parmar
September 14, 2017
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Addressing climate-related challenges

Land trusts are in the business of protecting and managing land. That's what makes them ideally positioned to take on a larger role in mitigating — as well as preparing for the effects of — a changing climate.

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Kelly Watkinson / Photo courtesy of Kelly Watkinson
September 12, 2017
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We're hiring!

Do you believe in the value of open spaces? Are you an excellent team player? Can you help us help 1,000 land trusts? If so, you may be the very person we need. The Land Trust Alliance is filling four open positions.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
September 11, 2017
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The human benefits of protecting nature

Nature provides numerous benefits to humans, from the pure pleasure of experiencing it to the food and water it provides us. How is it possible, then, to put a price on something so priceless?

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Brown bear with salmon / Photo by L. Hupp/USFWS
September 08, 2017
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Finding value in 'fluff'

With limited, overstretched staff, local papers and magazines are only too happy to accept well-written, press-ready articles from nonprofit organizations like land trusts.

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Stroud Preserve / Photo by Geoff Creary, Simone Collins Landscape Architecture
September 07, 2017
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Beautiful life in the muddy water

Every fall, Rani Henderson asks teenagers to wade up to their waists in a muddy pond so they can harvest marsh grass. "They think I'm crazy," she says.

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Photo courtesy of Galveston Bay Foundation
September 06, 2017
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It's time to upload your #LandIsMy video

Our annual #LandIsMy video contest is all about discovering what land means to you. How being connected to the land is more than a luxury — it's a necessity.

September 05, 2017
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Science! It's uniting land trusts and schools

Land trusts have the opportunity to help states meet their educational goals and objectives by partnering with schools and providing key outdoor education experiences for students.

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Kulshan Creek neighborhood youth at Minkler Lake Conservation Area, protected by the accredited Skagit Land Trust in Washington state. / Photo courtesy of Skagit Land Trust
September 01, 2017
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