Shining a light to remember

On a single evening each year the Mount Diablo beacon is lit at sunset and shines all night. On Dec. 7, the tribute honors the lives that were lost and the surviving veterans of Pearl Harbor.

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The Mount Diablo beacon / Photo by Clayton Worsdell
December 06, 2017
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Stronger together

I believed more than 35 years ago that we are stronger together, and that has never been truer than it is today.

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Land Trust Alliance Board Member Judith Stockdale / Photo courtesy of Judith Stockdale
December 04, 2017
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The importance of being counted

When perpetual land protection is your goal, long-time horizons need to be one of your most important temporal scales.

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Children spot a tortoise, one of many native creatures to the 39,000 acres of southern Arizona land protected by the accredited Arizona Land & Water Trust of Tucson, Arizona. / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
December 01, 2017
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Congress advances tax proposals

As expected, congressional Republicans are moving rapidly to advance their tax proposal, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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U.S. Capitol / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
November 17, 2017
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Finding common ground

We've rounded up of all the magic from Rally 2017 in Denver, Colorado October 26-28, including video highlights, the keynote speech, resources and more.

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Rally 2017 attendees in Denver/Photo by DJ Glisson, II
November 15, 2017
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Keep nonprofits nonpartisan

For more than six decades, federal tax law provisions have prohibited nonprofit organizations from endorsing, opposing or contributing to political candidates. That could now change. And in our view, that change would be bad.

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November 13, 2017
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It's time for natural climate solutions

Land conservation offers a critical solution as activists and diplomats meet this week in Bonn to identify how nations will avoid a 2-degree Celsius increase in global average surface temperature (with a far preferable threshold being 1.5 degrees).

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Land Trust Alliance President Andrew Bowman / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
November 10, 2017
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Fishing in a quiet river

The 58-year old organization Trout Unlimited has found that its Veterans Service Partnership has far-reaching impacts on its mission and beyond.

 

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Photo by Dave Kumlien
November 09, 2017
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Finding a healing atmosphere

The Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation invites veterans to an area known as “The Cove,” about 2,500 acres of protected land in Virginia, for camping, archery, shooting, fishing and sometimes just “being.”

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A veteran talking with Ward Burton (at right)/Photo by Michael Roberts
November 08, 2017
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