Farm Bill helps forests, too

It allocates about $1.8 billion over the next four years for the tools our nation's private forest owners need to keep our forests healthy.

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Pacific Forest Trust President Laurie Wayburn leads a tour of the recently protected Mountcrest Working Forest near Ashland, Oregon. / Photo by Elliott Wayburn-Best
March 13, 2019
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Saving land for youth and nature

"We have generations of people who come back and say there is just something about this camp, about this land."

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Camp Amnicon / Photo courtesy of Landmark Conservancy/West Wisconsin Land Trust
March 11, 2019
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Saving a piece of history

This past September the accredited Brandywine Conservancy commemorated the 241st anniversary of the American Revolutionary War Battle of Brandywine through its acquisition of a key piece of land within the heart of the historic battlefield in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.

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Historical reenactors discharge firearms on Birmingham Hill. / Photo courtesy of Brandywine Conservancy

Learning Week

Winter got you down? While you're waiting for spring, cozy up with a hot beverage and learn something new right at your desk with our first Learning Week.

February 27, 2019
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Re: Climate (2019.02)

Is 2019 the year for climate action?

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Photo by pixabay.com/winterseitler
February 25, 2019
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Protecting a rare boreal forest

Five miles east of downtown Michigan City lies a pocket of one of the rarest natural communities in Indiana: the boreal forest of Ambler Flatwoods Nature Preserve.

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Photo courtesy of Shirley Heinze Land Trust
February 14, 2019
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U.S. Senate passes permanent LWCF

I'm excited — and you should be, too! The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly yesterdat to permanently reauthorize the expired Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Photo by DJ Glisson II
February 13, 2019
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Agency partners value accreditation

Does accreditation increase public confidence in land trusts? "Yes" finds a new report evaluating the impact of the first 10 years of the accreditation program.

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Multiple partners worked with the accredited Bitter Root Land Trust to protect the Lazy J Cross Ranch in Montana. / Photo by Kyle Barber
February 07, 2019
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This urban wetland has big impact

The Green Bay watershed is one of the largest freshwater estuaries in the world. Spanning 10.6 million acres, it is the source of one-third of the surface water flowing into Lake Michigan. What happens in the watershed has a high impact on the lake's water quality.

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Photos courtesy of Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust
February 05, 2019
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