Land conservation supports jobs

Each $1 million spent in conservation activities supports between 17 and 31 jobs.

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June 04, 2020
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New grant opportunity for land trusts

Over the past year, the Land Trust Alliance's Common Ground effort has listened and learned with new audiences as we've explored how land conservation can better support communities.

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At Broad Street Community Garden in Hartford, Connecticut, staff and volunteers from a nonprofit called Knox built raised garden beds that children, people with disabilities and older adults can access. / Photo courtesy of Knox
February 05, 2020
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Fervidly facilitating financial feats

Dollars are a key component to making strategic land conservation work. And interest in learning more about new and innovative sources of funding for land conservation seems like it's at an all-time high.

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January 23, 2020
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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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Land trusts are key economic drivers

As land conservationists, we live and breathe communicating the multitude of benefits land trusts provide our communities.

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November 12, 2019
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In Texas, conservation yields massive economic benefits

Land conservation is often regarded as a “do-good” activity — something that’s nice to do for scenery, birds and bunnies. But the reality is, there’s a lot more to it, including massive economic benefits.

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Conservation easement on a family ranch in Goliad County. / Photo courtesy of Guadalupe Blanco River Trust
April 02, 2019
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Achieving 100 percent

One hundred percent. That’s something we probably all remember as an achievement in grade school.

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December 03, 2018
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Why do I need more than one type of insurance?

Smart land trusts typically purchase multiple types of insurance coverage. Here's why.

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Smart land trusts typically purchase multiple types of insurance coverage. / Photo by pixabay.com/stevepb
April 12, 2018
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African-American cultural heritage grants available

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a longtime friend of the Land Trust Alliance, is working with several partners to raise $25 million for the African-American Cultural Heritage Action Fund.

January 22, 2018
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Be the means

Of all the central elements in maintaining a thriving land trust, strategy and longevity are some of the most fundamental.

December 18, 2017
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Building environmental markets for capital

Today about $52 billion is available annually for conservation management of working lands globally. Unfortunately, that's a fraction of the estimated $300-$400 billion needed for stewardship of the natural resources of those lands.

June 19, 2017
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Funding conservation in November

Entrepreneurial land trusts are always exploring new and effective sources of funding for their widely varied conservation projects.

September 09, 2016
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A cleaner and healthier New York

What does it take to develop a strong, inclusive network of conservation organizations? And what role should public funds play in building land trust capacity? In New York, we’re celebrating a successful collaboration with the state Department of Environmental Conservation that answers those questions.

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Andy Zepp, executive director of Finger Lakes Land Trust, listens to New York Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissionerto Basil Seggos during the 2016 grant announcement / Photo courtesy of DEC
April 20, 2016
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What we do together

The Land Trust Alliance yesterday announced the completion of its first campaign, which raised $40.1 million in new funds. The total is more than $5 million above the campaign goal.

February 05, 2016
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A wonderful thing to celebrate

The Land Trust Alliance today announced the completion of its first campaign, which raised $40.1 million in new funds. The total is more than $5 million above the campaign goal.

February 04, 2016
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Return on investment: $600 billion

A new study adds up the economic benefits of visits to protected areas worldwide — and they’re pretty hefty.

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January 27, 2016
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