Grand old ladies

"Can you go under the house to find my wedding ring?"

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Margaret Wentworth Owings at Little Sur River beach, land under a 3,550-acre conservation easement negotiated by Brian Steen in 1996 for the Big Sur Land Trust. / Photo by Sisse Brimberg
December 27, 2018
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Helping veterans access nature

Having access to nature is the first step to connecting with it.

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Photo courtesy of Prickly Pear Land Trust
December 21, 2018
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Big news day

I come to you today with three major updates on items of great consequence to the Land Trust Alliance and the land conservation community.

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Land Trust Alliance President Andrew Bowman / Photo by DJ Glisson II
December 20, 2018
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Re: Climate (2018.12)

With so many new climate reports generating headlines, it will be harder for common climate myths to persist. But some myths die hard deaths.

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Photo by pixabay.com/mintchipdesigns
December 19, 2018
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We'll miss you, Rob

After 18 years at the Land Trust Alliance, Rob Aldrich is stepping down Dec. 21 to move onward and upward in his career. I write this with deep appreciation for his many years at this organization and for his devotion to the people and the work of land trusts.

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Rob Aldrich / Photo courtesy of Land Trust Alliance
December 18, 2018
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Through a new lens

How can we develop a deep and lasting appreciation for the natural environment in young people when so many are more interested in electronic devices? Harness it!   

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Through photography, such as this student-captured image, existing familiarity with technology can be used to build familiarity with the natural world. / Photo courtesy of Little Traverse Conservancy in Michigan
December 17, 2018
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Making community farming a reality

When it comes to finding reasonably priced and locally sourced food, the struggle is real.

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Photo courtesy of Agricultural Stewardship Association
December 12, 2018
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Pass the Farm Bill

UPDATE: Building on the U.S. Senate's vote to pass the Farm Bill, the U.S. House of Representatives voted Dec. 12 to approve the legislation, 369-47. This completes the bill's journey through Congress.

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Photo by DJ Glisson II
December 11, 2018
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Collaborating for water

Water in the West has a contentious history, but collaborations and creativity are forging a new path for securing water resources.

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A spring in the Barton Springs segment of the Edwards Aquifer, a limestone system that supplies water to San Antonio and surrounding communities. / Photo by USGS
December 10, 2018
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A true fish story

You can call this a “fish story” if you like. But I swear to you, it’s all true.

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Bill Jackson, facility manager with The Nez Perce Tribe’s Department of Fisheries Resources Management. / Photo courtesy of Wallowa Land Trust
December 04, 2018
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Achieving 100 percent

One hundred percent. That’s something we probably all remember as an achievement in grade school.

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Photo by pixabay.com/TheDigitalArtist
December 03, 2018
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