Helping veterans heal

"It's rewarding. You can see the damage that's been done to people internally, and to see a little smile … it's pretty cool. I've teared up a few times. That's pretty much all I need in a day."

— Michael Kardas, At Ease instructor and U.S. Army veteran

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At Ease: Art and Nature for Veterans empowers military veterans' wellbeing by connecting them to nature and the arts. / Photo courtesy of Brushwood Center
September 02, 2020
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Re: Climate (2020.08)

For many of us, stay-at-home orders have resulted in more time with our children and a renewed focus on the natural world. That makes now the perfect time to talk to your kids about climate change.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II
August 31, 2020
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Congress must take action now

The Land Trust Alliance and our 1,000 member land trusts welcome the U.S. Senate Finance Committee's thorough and revealing report today on abuse of the federal conservation tax incentive.

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Image by Jorge Guillen from Pixabay
August 25, 2020
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Help us highlight LWCF success

Since it was created more than 50 years ago, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has supported over 41,000 state and local park projects, contributed $778 billion annually to the nation's economy and provided 5.2 million sustainable jobs nationwide. It's an amazing conservation tool.

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The Land and Water Conservation Fund helped protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota. / Photo by FreeImages.com/Matthew Barnett
August 24, 2020
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FEMA funding climate resilience

For land trusts that dream big when it comes to tackling climate change but lack the financial resources to implement large-scale resilience projects, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's new hazard mitigation assistance grant program offers a helping hand.

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Wetlands restoration was part of the Exploration Green project in Houston, Texas. / Photo courtesy of Claire Everett, Galveston Bay Foundation
August 21, 2020
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Perfect attendance

Among the silver linings of this challenging time are the many improvements and innovations in virtual engagements.

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Photo courtesy of Sierra Foothill Conservancy
August 14, 2020
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Continuing to advocate for you

As land trusts continue to navigate the hardships posed by the coronavirus, the Land Trust Alliance is stepping up to help its members in a big way.

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Robert Schwartz is ambassador program manager for the Land Trust Alliance. / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
August 13, 2020
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It's official: LWCF is fully funded

And with the stroke of a pen, it became official: The Land and Water Conservation Fund now has full and dedicated funding. That means that $900 million will be committed each year to protecting important land, water and recreation areas that benefit all Americans.

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Land Trust Alliance President and CEO Andrew Bowman stands outside the White House. / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
August 04, 2020
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A historic vote

While the history books may best remember 2020 as the year of a global pandemic, it also could well be remembered for the realization of a 50-year-old dream across the conservation community: securing full and dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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U.S. Capitol / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
July 22, 2020
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