Tips for managing government funds

How is government funding like a used couch? Knowing where your funding has been before it arrives at your land trust is key to avoiding unpleasant problems.

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Cape Flattery / Photo by Kay Sohl
March 31, 2021
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Celebrate Earth Month with us!

In the buildup to Earth Day on April 22, people around the country will contemplate their role in fighting seemingly daunting environmental challenges, including climate change, the extinction crisis, habitat fragmentation and environmental injustice.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II / Firefly Imageworks
March 30, 2021
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Learning more about climate issues

We all have a role to play in addressing the climate crisis and the inequities that can hamper the ability of our communities and our lands to recover from such trauma.

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Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay
March 29, 2021
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Conservation over a decade

In central Idaho, the Pioneer Mountain Region straddles sagebrush grasslands and high mountains. This wild and beautiful landscape hosts abundant wildlife, including sage grouse, pronghorn and antelope.

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A partnership between landowners and land trusts in the Pioneer Mountains of central Idaho has protected nearly 100,000 acres in the wildlife-rich region. / Photo courtesy of Wood River Land Trust

Returning ancestral lands

At the heart of one of California’s most scenic stretches of coastline in Big Sur, the Esselen Tribe of Monterey County has regained its first ancestral homelands since it was displaced by the Spanish four centuries ago.

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Lupines bloom on Adler Range in Big Sur, California. Western Rivers Conservancy purchased the historic property and returned it to the Esselen Tribe. / Photo by Doug Steakley

A natural stage

The pandemic dramatically changed how we interact with the world. When many arts organizations cancelled their 2020 seasons, Philadelphia contemporary ballet company BalletX found a creative way to make the world its stage.

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Dancer Ashley Simpson poses in front of a curtain of wildflowers, stretching upward before bursting into a fluid dance in the summer sunshine. / Photo by Mae Axelrod
March 15, 2021
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Grants to support climate actions

Land trusts are increasingly thinking about climate change — and how they can be part of the solution.

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Image by athree23 from Pixabay
March 10, 2021
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Helping a community recover

When a massive derecho storm hit central Iowa without warning last August, the destruction was widespread. The intense windstorm brought up to 130-mile-per-hour gusts, equivalent to a Category 3 hurricane or 40-mile-wide tornado.

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Mariel Lutz, an AmeriCorps Stewardship Technician with Bur Oak Tand Trust, and a Bur Oak crew spent three weeks in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, clearing downed trees and other organic debris left behind after a derecho. / Photo by Sarah Lawinger, Bur Oak Land Trust
March 02, 2021
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