Reviving a wetland to revitalize Lake Erie

The Great Black Swamp once stretched across 1,500 square miles from Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Sandusky, Ohio. Impressed by the land's richness, settlers in the late 19th century drained the wetland and converted it to highly productive agriculture.

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Photo courtesy of Black Swamp Conservancy
January 29, 2019
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Mission critical

Since I arrived at the Alliance in 2016, I've been listening to feedback from many of you across the country. Your message has been clear: Community conservation is more than just another program. It's mission critical. And I wholeheartedly agree.

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During her time at Freshwater Land Trust in Alabama, Land Trust Alliance Executive Vice President Wendy Jackson worked on land conservation issues with naturalist E.O. Wilson, former Denver Broncos and Pro Bowl player Bobby Humphrey, and Bishop Heron Johnson of Faith Apostolic Church. / Photo courtesy of Wendy Jackson
January 22, 2019
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Timely and essential

On behalf of the Land Trust Alliance and our 1,000 members, I'm pleased to applaud the U.S. Senate's early reintroduction of the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act.

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Land Trust Alliance Government Relations Director Lori Faeth, President Andrew Bowman and Executive Vice President Wendy Jackson on Capitol Hill. / Photo by DJ Glisson II
January 18, 2019
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Register today for Advocacy Days

Now that the 116th Congress is seated, our community is presented with the opportunity to make a difference on federal policies impacting land trusts nationwide.

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Land trust supporters took their message to Capitol Hill during Advocacy Days 2018. / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
January 10, 2019
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Big win for lasting conservation

The Land Trust Alliance has long held that amendment clauses in conservation easements serve to strengthen easements and improve their enforceability.

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Thanks to a recent federal court decision, the public, donors and the land conservation community can use a critical tool to uphold lasting conservation and ensure conservation relevance for the future. / Photo by WilliamCho