Tips and tricks for telework

As the world continues to react to coronavirus, many organizations, including the Land Trust Alliance, have transitioned employees to work from home. For me, the prospect of teleworking was exciting, but after just a few days I can say: This was not the dream I thought it would be.

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Image by TeeFarm from Pixabay
March 19, 2020
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Social distancing in the great outdoors

As editor of Saving Land, I receive a lot of communications from land trusts — stories, blogs, enewsletters, event announcements — and more. But this message from Wallkill Valley Land Trust in New Paltz, New York, came at exactly the right time with exactly the right message.

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WVLT Conservation Easement: Huguenot Street Farm by Lindsay Welch 2018
March 17, 2020
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Despite the distance, we're united

Over the past weeks, all of us in the land trust community have scrambled to respond appropriately to the coronavirus pandemic. While we all have crisis plans for our organizations, few of us anticipated the unprecedented situation like the one in which we find ourselves.

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Image by Goumbik from Pixabay
March 16, 2020
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Accreditation's return on investment is real

Walking in to a perfectly polished, on-message, visually stunning deliverable on the first day of a new job is pretty much the dream for anyone who works in communications. So when I was asked, "Do you think you could promote our new return on investment video," the answer was simple.

March 13, 2020
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No travel? No problem

As the Land Trust Alliance weighs our response to the coronavirus crisis, one thing has remained at the forefront of all of our thinking: We must prioritize the health and wellbeing of our land trust members, our staff and their families.

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Land Trust Alliance Ambassador Program Manager Robert Schwartz is one of many Land Trust Alliance Advocacy Days participants who will complete their Capitol Hill visits digitally.
March 12, 2020
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In the midst of greatness

As I stood behind the scenes with land conservation professionals from Sonoma Land Trust, passing along last-minute instructions for their acceptance of the 2019 Land Trust Alliance Excellence Award, I couldn't help but think I was in the midst of greatness.

March 10, 2020
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Urgent push for new LWCF bill

We're on the cusp of Congress acting to fully fund both the Land and Water Conservation Fund and Restore America's Parks Act! But we need your help to get this across the finish line.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II
March 09, 2020
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Put the Legos away?

One of the nice things about Legos is they let you build a house anywhere you want. Conservation easements, however, do not.

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A challenge for the new decade

At the start of this new decade, I thought it would be fitting to publish my call to action to the land trust community to markedly increase the rate of land conservation from 1 million acres a year now to at least 10 million acres a year by 2030.

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Land Trust Alliance President and CEO Andrew Bowman / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
March 03, 2020
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Help birds

Birds connect us to wild spaces and our natural world. They help to pollinate plants, disperse seeds and are bioindicators of ecosystem health. Birds bring people together and give them joy. But now, birds need our help.

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Baltimore oriole by Ryan Schain, Macaulay Library at Cornell Lab of Ornithology
March 02, 2020
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