Scholars for Conservation Leadership Program

We are excited to share the launch of a new program between the Land Trust Alliance and the USDA Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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The Scholars for Conservation Leadership Program is a career and leadership development program that aims to expand opportunities for students from underrepresented minority groups in the land conservation field. / Photos courtesy of North Carolina State University
October 10, 2019
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A site of international importance

Earlier this month, I spoke at a ceremony attended by hundreds of people at Niagara Falls. We celebrated together as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designated the U.S. side of the Niagara River a Ramsar site: a Wetland of International Importance.

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The United States side of the Niagara River is now a Ramsar site: a Wetland of International Importance. / Photo by Ana Hernandez Balzac

Building resilient, just communities

During the summer, staff of the accredited Conservation Trust for North Carolina visited the small town of Princeville that has been repeatedly devastated by floodwaters. In 1999, Hurricane Floyd caused the Tar River to rise and the town was submerged.

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Photo by Mary Alice Holley

More than meets the eye

Standing atop Burnt Mountain, a great arc of the northern Green Mountains embraces you in soft-shouldered beauty stretching from horizon to horizon. Up close, the vivid colors of the fall foliage surround you.

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Photography: Zack Porter
October 03, 2019
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Celebrating 30 years of Standards

Tucked away in the Winter 1989 issue of Exchange, the original quarterly journal of the Land Trust Alliance, is an announcement highlighting the launch of a groundbreaking new project: Land Trust Standards and Practices.

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Rand Wentworth, a former Land Trust Alliance president, dressed for Halloween one year as Land Trust Standards and Practices. / Photo from archives
October 02, 2019
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