Introducing a new community conservation tool

Are you looking to deepen your relationship with current audiences? Do you want to engage with new audiences? A new tool from the Land Trust Alliance can help you.

January 29, 2018

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 two open positions.

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January 26, 2018

African-American cultural heritage grants available

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a longtime friend of the Land Trust Alliance, is working with several partners to raise $25 million for the African-American Cultural Heritage Action Fund.

January 22, 2018

Re: Climate (2018.01)

Extreme weather. Our delicate ecosystem. Cause for hope.

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January 18, 2018

Understanding tax reform's effect on nonprofits

On Jan. 11, the National Council of Nonprofits presented a webinar called "Now What: How the New Federal Tax Law Impacts Charitable Nonprofits" and 4,000 people attended. If you have questions about the new tax law, you're not alone.

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January 17, 2018

How one video can benefit a community

Ben Dodd, an avid outdoorsman and angler, recently scored a monumental win for Eagle County, the state of Colorado and the accredited Eagle Valley Land Trust. And that win is yielding some great results for our community!

Kip Gates on his 740-acre ranch near Burns, Colorado, conserved forever by Eagle Valley Land Trust in 2007. / Image courtesy of Eagle Valley Land Trust
January 16, 2018

A fruitful incentive

A Michigan fruit grower partnered with the accredited Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy to conserve nearly 83% of his 300-acre Engle Ridge Farm, utilizing the enhanced federal tax incentive.

Land Trust Alliance President Andrew Bowman (right) visited Ken Engle during his travels to get to know land trusts and the people with whom they work.
January 12, 2018

Sweetening the deal

Two eighth-generation New Hampshire foresters believe in making land conservation affordable to more people — the enhanced federal tax incentive can move landowners from thought to action.

Forestland on Tom and Sally Wilkins’ property in New Hampshire/Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests
January 11, 2018

The right thing to do

In Georgia, the Bembry family saved their land through a conservation ethic, but for some landowners, the enhanced federal tax incentive can be the factor that moves them from thought to action.

Tilden Bembry (right) and co-workers enjoy the recreational benefits of a working forest/Courtesy of the Bembry family
January 10, 2018

Keeping land in native hands

In Alaska, the Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust is keeping 570 acres in native hands — an example of how the enhanced federal tax incentive is conserving more landscapes for more people.

On the left, Herman Nelson, tribal chief for Koliganek Tribal Council and president of the Koliganek Natives village corporation sits with Bud Hodson, president of the Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust, at the signing of the conservation easement transfer documents between the Koliganek and the land trust/Tim Troll
January 09, 2018

Closing a 'billion-dollar loophole'

I want to make sure you see an investigative article published recently by ProPublica and Fortune magazine.

Fortune magazine's January 2018 issue / Photo by Joshua Lynsen
January 04, 2018

Lending a hand to beginning farmers

If your land trust helps beginning farmers, here are some resources that might help you help them.

Beginning farmer D'Quinton Robertson works on Lehman Farms in Polk City, Iowa. / Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture
January 03, 2018

Kick start your new year learning

Land Trust Alliance webinars are back for 2018 — and now is the perfect time to get a jump-start on your New Year's resolution to enhance your conservation knowledge.

January 02, 2018