Renewal in a land of 13 springs

In Van Buren County, Michigan, there is a little-known land of springs, hidden seeps and gushers that are eternally transparent and cold.

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Photo by Mitch Lettow
June 08, 2021
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Administration supports natural infrastructure for disaster preparedness

As our nation heads into another hurricane season and the threat of wildfire in drought-impacted parts of our country grows, disaster preparedness is front of mind for many.

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Kandoll Farm volunteer / Photo credit: Doug Gorsline
June 02, 2021
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Saving Lake Superior ecosystems

The Amnicon River, named after an Ojibwe word meaning “spawning ground,” is integral to the Lake Superior Coastal Plain.

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Photo courtesy of Landmark Conservancy
June 01, 2021
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Protecting a rare boreal forest

Five miles east of downtown Michigan City, Indiana, lies a pocket of one of the rarest natural communities in the world: the boreal forest of Ambler Flatwoods Nature Preserve.

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Photo courtesy of Shirley Heinze Land Trust
May 25, 2021
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Reinventing an urban river

The Milwaukee River has always been important to the health and well-being of local people as a focal point for both commerce and recreation, including swimming, boating and ice-skating.

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Members of the Cream City Conservation Crew restore the Milwaukee River. / Photo courtesy of River Revitalization Foundation
May 18, 2021
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How does 30x30 work with renewable energy?

Amid calls to protect 30% of U.S. lands and water by 2030, the question is being asked how the 30x30 strategy can work given the growth of renewable energy operations. After all, both plans require vast swaths of land to achieve their goals.

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Image by Sebastian Ganso from Pixabay

An urban wetland with big watershed impact

The Green Bay watershed is one of the largest freshwater estuaries in the world.

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Oconto Preserve is important for minataining clean water flowing into Green Bay. / Photo courtesy of Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust
May 11, 2021
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We can make the 30x30 goal a reality

Today, the Biden administration provided more clarity on its commitment to conserve 30% of our nation’s lands and waters by 2030 with the release of the Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful report. It is good news for land trusts.

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Land Trust Alliance President and CEO Andrew Bowman stands outside the White House. / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
May 06, 2021
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Protecting the Great Lakes basin

Land trusts across the country are working diligently and creatively to protect water quality, quantity and equitable water access every day. Land trusts working in the Great Lakes basin are no exception, helping to protect one of the largest sources of fresh water on Earth.

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Photo courtesy of Black Swamp Conservancy
May 04, 2021
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The great gnome hunt

People love gnomes. Or so Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy discovered last summer when the accredited New York land trust hosted a Summer Hike-a-thon Scavenger Hunt.

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Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy's Summer Hike-a-thon Scavenger Hunt brought families out to explore nature in search of gnomes hiding at the preserves. / Photo courtesy of Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy
April 30, 2021
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