Reaching the whole community

"When my grandmother lived in a nursing home, she told me that her friends were from farms or often talked about being outside. That's when I made it my mission to bring the outdoors in."

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A nursing home resident frames leaves brought in by Leia Lowery during her land trust's program. / Photo by Leia Lowery
June 03, 2019
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Make a conservation cocktail

The Oregon-based Wetlands Conservancy (accredited) has been conserving wetlands for 37 years and serving up its mission through the taste buds of Portland residents for nearly a decade.

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Brain Food Cocktail / Photo by Cheryl Juetten
May 31, 2019
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My conservation journey began in the driveway

Most conservationists I know can remember the moment they were inspired to conserve land. For some, it goes all the way back to a childhood spent outdoors; for others, it was a special moment in school or on the land. For me, it was 2005, in my driveway.

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Owen Wozniak, land transactions program manager at the Land Trust Alliance, stands at the summit of Mount Saint Helens. / Photo courtesy of Owen Wozniak

From junkyard to public park

Imagine a junkyard. Picture a car crusher in operation for 50 years. Add to that vision 100,000 tons of broken concrete. This isn't a sight that inspires thoughts of conservation, is it?

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Karen Cragnolin Park / Image by Zak Foy

The many amazing paths to conservation

When I first joined the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast in Florida, I was unsure that an archaeologist-become-environmental educator would be a good fit for a field that seemed filled with highly educated biologists and ecologists.

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Photo by Sabrina Cummings
May 07, 2019
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Loud, proud and accredited

Your land trust has earned accreditation, you've run around the office high-fiving everyone, and it's time to take a breather after all the hard work. But wait, how will you market your new status?

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Photo courtesy of Land Trust of North Alabama

Conservation dollars on the ground

The North American Wetlands Conservation Act, or NAWCA, turns 30 this year. "It's all about partnerships," says Wendy Jackson, executive vice president of the Land Trust Alliance.

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Photo by Connor Jandreau

A natural system

At SpringRain Farm & Orchard in Chimacum, Washington, the chickens have it made.

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Photo by Roxanne Hudson, SpringRain Farm & Orchard

The majesty of this place

At Great Land Trust, working collaboratively with partners to achieve our conservation goals is the foundation of how we do our work.

April 29, 2019
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How land trusts are like the Avengers

The newest comic book movie isn't just a cinematic milestone. It's also an opportunity to consider how we — as champions of land conservation — are like the Avengers.

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Photo by pixabay.com/ArteGamor
April 26, 2019
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