The time for debate has ended

We know now that abusive conservation easement tax shelters are nothing more than a get-rich-quick scheme.

March 15, 2018
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No child left inside

Imagine if every student in every school in your land trust's region went outside regularly for meaningful learning and stewardship. And the school administration appreciated you — so much so that they accepted liability for the activities.

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Plumas National Forest representative Lynee Crawford joins Colleen Griffin and her class form C. Roy Carmichael Elementary School on the Cattail Trail. The 145 acre Learning Landscapes site adjacent to their school is known as Kids Creek Forest. / Photo by Colleen Griffin
March 09, 2018
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My response to our changing climate

I conserved my land as a personal response to the reality of our changing climate.

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Jeff Leon / Photo courtesy of Jeff Leon
March 08, 2018
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We're hiring!

Do you believe in the value of open spaces? Are you an excellent team player? Can you help us help 1,000 land trusts? If so, you may be the very person we need. The Land Trust Alliance is filling four open positions.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
March 07, 2018
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Meet our new board members

The Land Trust Alliance has gained four new board members over the past several months, as well as a new chair in February, Jamey French.

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Land Trust Alliance board members Kathy Leavenworth, left, and Julie Sharpe
March 06, 2018
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It takes a village (and a pickaxe)

Land trusts do tremendous community-based conservation every day that improves the quality of life for residents in their communities.

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Andrew Bowman lends a hand with the ongoing restoration work in Puerto Rico. / Photo by Ricardo Arduengo
March 05, 2018
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How accreditation improved us

When one of our board members talks about how accreditation improved Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust, she talks about it earnestly.

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Photo courtesy of Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust / Photo by Steve Thomas

More than challenges, crises are opportunities

Conservation easements come in all shapes and sizes. And while managing any easement is challenging, managing one that allows for development is especially so.

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Broad Cove Reserve / Photo courtesy of Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust

It can't be done? Oh, yes it can

Knight's Pond is truly special to all of us at the accredited Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust. It features a 46-acre pond, hilly terrain, hiking trails, valuable wildlife habitat and a view of Casco Bay in the distance.

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Photo courtesy of Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust / Photo by Kevin Bruise Photography
February 28, 2018
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Re: Climate (2018.02)

With the Olympic Winter Games in full swing, it's hard not to think about our changing climate.

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With the Olympic Winter Games in full swing, it's hard not to think about our changing climate. / Photo by pixabay.com/skeeze
February 16, 2018
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