$36 billion and counting

Abuse of the conservation easement tax incentive has ballooned in recent years from $6 billion in illicit claimed deductions in 2016, to $6.8 billion in 2017 to $9.2 billion in 2018 — for a total of $36 billion since 2010.

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September 29, 2020
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Land to Water to Gulf: Three Short Films

The Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation (the Gulf Partnership) is a collaboration of 26 local, regional and national land trusts across the Gulf Coast region.

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Enhance your partnerships at Rally

Every year, Rally gives us the chance to come together and connect with and learn from our colleagues across the country.

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Rally 2019: The National Land Conservation Conference was held in Raleigh, North Carolina. / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
September 22, 2020
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Five cool things about Rally 2020

As we draw ever closer to Rally 2020: The National Land Conservation Conference, excitement is growing. We just announced two great speakers! And registrations continue to pour in!

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Relevance visionary Nina Simon to speak at Rally

"I bet that you can think of something that matters to you that you wish mattered to more people," says Nina Simon in her Tedx Talk, "The Art of Relevance."

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September 17, 2020
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Tune into the Learning Center

No matter where you're working from right now, the discussion forums on the Land Trust Alliance Learning Center can help your land trust explore some of today’s most pressing issues, from the philosophical to the practical.

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September 16, 2020
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Communicating through change

Even with the best planning, board transitions sometimes come ahead of schedule. When then-President Hensley Evans suddenly needed to move overseas for work, the accredited Wallkill Valley Land Trust in New York found themselves in that position.

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Wallkill Valley Land Trust / Photo by Robert Ehrenbeck
September 15, 2020
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Journalist and author James Mills to speak at Rally

After reading James Mills’ book, The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors, I realized he would be an excellent plenary speaker for Rally 2020. He accepted our invitation and will speak on October 7 at 11 a.m. Eastern / 8 a.m. Pacific.

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September 14, 2020
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Helping veterans heal

"It's rewarding. You can see the damage that's been done to people internally, and to see a little smile … it's pretty cool. I've teared up a few times. That's pretty much all I need in a day."

— Michael Kardas, At Ease instructor and U.S. Army veteran

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At Ease: Art and Nature for Veterans empowers military veterans' wellbeing by connecting them to nature and the arts. / Photo courtesy of Brushwood Center
September 02, 2020
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