Land trusts are key economic drivers

As land conservationists, we live and breathe communicating the multitude of benefits land trusts provide our communities.

i
Photo courtesy of Thousand Islands Land Trust
November 12, 2019
Comments

A sensible solution

The newly introduced Protecting Our Conserved Lands Act would give communities enhanced security and stability that the lands they have come together to protect will remain as intended permanently. This legislation is as needed as it is timely — and it has our full support.

i
Photo by DJ Glisson, II
November 08, 2019
Comments

Helping veterans get out on the land

Christopher Heath loves the outdoors. "We need that connection with the land. Green space is just as crucial as housing is to the life of a human being."

i
Christopher Heath, a veteran who is blind, is able to hunt with a guide and special equipment. He says, "For me, it's connecting with nature and using nature as a guide." / Image by Heart of the Lakes
November 07, 2019
Comments

Re: Climate (2019.10)

Rally 2019: The National Land Conservation Conference was explicitly framed by two important and intertwined themes: inclusion and climate change.

i
Vanessa Hauc, a senior correspondent for Noticias Telemundo and co-founder of Sachamama, a nonprofit organization that works to inspire, empower and educate the Latino community on climate issues, spoke at Rally 2019. / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
October 29, 2019
Comments

Honoring Jean Hocker

Jean Hocker, former president of the Land Trust Alliance, died in August 2019 after a lifetime dedicated to conservation and the people who help make it happen.

October 19, 2019
Comments

Honoring Jane Difley

Jane Difley, a land conservation champion, received the Land Trust Alliance's Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award & Fellowship during our Rally 2019: The National Land Conservation Conference in Raleigh.

October 18, 2019
Comments

Sense of place

Sonoma Land Trust of Santa Rosa, California, received the Land Trust Alliance's National Land Trust Excellence Award at Rally 2019: The National Land Conservation Conference in Raleigh.

October 17, 2019
Comments

Amid weather extremes, climate change tops agenda at Rally

The Land Trust Alliance is convening this week in Raleigh the nation’s largest gathering of land conservation leaders.

i
Rally 2016: The National Land Conservation Conference was held in Minneapolis. / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
October 16, 2019
Comments

Scholars for Conservation Leadership Program

We are excited to share the launch of a new program between the Land Trust Alliance and the USDA Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

i
The Scholars for Conservation Leadership Program is a career and leadership development program that aims to expand opportunities for students from underrepresented minority groups in the land conservation field. / Photos courtesy of North Carolina State University
October 10, 2019
Comments

A site of international importance

Earlier this month, I spoke at a ceremony attended by hundreds of people at Niagara Falls. We celebrated together as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designated the U.S. side of the Niagara River a Ramsar site: a Wetland of International Importance.

i
The United States side of the Niagara River is now a Ramsar site: a Wetland of International Importance. / Photo by Ana Hernandez Balzac

Pages