A historic vote

While the history books may best remember 2020 as the year of a global pandemic, it also could well be remembered for the realization of a 50-year-old dream across the conservation community: securing full and dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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U.S. Capitol / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
July 22, 2020
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Wildlife cameras produce exciting findings

The remote camera that Land Trust of Napa County volunteers Paula Peterson and Penny Proteau visit every few months in California suggests at least one conclusion: an abundance of curious bears.

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A curious bear checks out a camera placed by the Land Trust of Napa County. / Photo courtesy of Land Trust of Napa County

Looking through a new lens

"This right here is the closest you can get to magic," said Sherman Dean, who was part of a group of diverse people invited to be the first to walk in the newly discovered stand of redwoods that was long-rumored to be nestled in the hills above California's Sonoma Coast.

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Writer and journalist Rahawa Haile saw resilience and regeneration in the forest. "I think there's a lot of hope in that." / Screen capture from Here We Stand