Re: Climate (2020.06)

Earlier this month, a small Siberian town in Russia hit a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The average high temperature there in June is 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Congress considers natural climate solutions

For land trusts interested in combating climate change using the carbon storage capacity of their natural and working lands, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators is working to make the path a little easier.

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June 23, 2020
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#KeepItInMind

Since COVID-19 hit, trails and other open spaces have seen significant spikes in visitors as more people itch to get out of the house and head to the hills. It's great to see people enjoying our beautiful, natural outdoors!

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June 18, 2020
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U.S. Senate passes historic conservation legislation

With all that is occurring in our world, we could all use a bit of good news these days. Today, we received some courtesy of the U.S. Senate.

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June 17, 2020
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We flourish together

I have always loved the courage, passion and dedication with which land trusts go about their work. But never in my 25 years working in the land trust community have I been more inspired and impressed than I am today.

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Important update on Paycheck Protection Program

On June 5, the president signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (H.R. 7010) into law. The bill passed the House on May 28, 417-1; the Senate passed it June 3 by unanimous consent.

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June 08, 2020
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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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A bridge to food security

Land access and food security have always been important issues for Kingston Land Trust, but they have emerged as even greater priorities during the pandemic.

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Children from the African Roots Library afterschool program in 2019 show off their harvest from a garden created through Kingston Land Trust's land matching program. / Photo courtesy of Kingston Land Trust

Jobs for the unemployed

The accredited Land Trust of North Alabama partnered with Downtown Huntsville, Inc. and Downtown Charitable Fund to provide temporary employment to service industry workers from downtown Huntsville businesses who had been displaced due to the economic fallout of COVID-19.

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Land stewards conduct orientation for the first group of participants. / Photo courtesy of City of Huntsville, Alabama
June 01, 2020
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Ensuring the outdoors is safe and welcoming to all

The stresses on Americans in these difficult times have revealed the need for people to access and use the outdoors for respite and recreation.

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