You help us engage communities to save land

Everyone needs the land — for food, health, clean water and air, a stable climate and access to outdoor recreation and refreshment. Yet, many Americans still do not understand the vital role land trusts play in their daily lives.

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December 20, 2019
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A short film about what matters most

Idaho's Wood River Valley is an inspirational place. The abundant wildlife, vast open spaces and recreational opportunities attract visitors from across the globe.

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A moment from "Home," a film from Wood River Land Trust and directed by Matt Larson. / Image courtesy of Wood River Land Trust
December 19, 2019
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Re: Climate (2019.12)

National Geographic posted a blog over the weekend titled The Decade We Finally Woke Up to Climate Change. Is that an accurate headline? I think so.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II
December 18, 2019
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‘Urgently needed and long overdue’

The Land Trust Alliance has joined 11 other organizations in calling for immediate passage of the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act

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Outside the U.S. Capitol Building, Land Trust Alliance President Andrew Bowman speaks with Government Relations Director Lori Faeth and Executive Vice President Wendy Jackson. / Photo by DJ Glisson II
December 11, 2019
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Local economies get boost from conservation

A first-of-its-kind study has found that land conservation modestly boosts employment, a leading indicator of economic growth.

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Newtown, Connecticut is home to Newtown Forest Association, which received the Land Trust Alliance's National Land Trust Excellence Award in 2018. / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
December 09, 2019
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Camping for conservation

Whether offering a primitive backcountry campsite or a high-end glamping experience, land trusts have many opportunities to incorporate camping into their programming.

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Campsite at the Samuel F. Pryor III Shawangunk Gateway Campground in New York / Photo by Nora Scarlett
December 05, 2019
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Invasive mussels stopped before spreading

Many years ago, tiny hitchhikers went unnoticed in a tank of live carp shipped from China to a New Jersey fish farm.

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Chinese pond muscle / Photo by Melanie Mason
December 04, 2019
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