We can transform lives

How often do you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, feeling anxious or cranky?

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Photo courtesy of Montezuma Land Conservancy
September 11, 2019
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In memoriam: Jean Hocker

I was fortunate to join the staff of the Land Trust Alliance (then the Land Trust Exchange) for the first time in the summer of 1987. I was 27 — a millennial, in today's terms — young and eager to make my mark.

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At Rally 2017 in Denver, Colorado, Jean Hocker speaks with Land Trust Alliance Director of Standards & Educational Services Sylvia Bates and President’s Circle Member Bob Ayres, a former Alliance board member. / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
August 28, 2019
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Re: Climate (2019.08)

It's official: Last month was the Earth's hottest month on record.

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Photo by pixabay.com / RyanMcGuire
August 21, 2019
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Tribal lands returned, conserved forever

Certain projects really resonate, demonstrating how our work encompasses just about every value I hold dear: environmental and wildlife habitat preservation and restoration, family land and open space conservation, and some days, even social justice.

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Alder Creek / Photo by Nicolet Houtz, courtesy of Mendocino Land Trust
August 19, 2019
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The right thing to do

What would you do if land trust-protected properties were seized by a private gas pipeline developer that planned to cut through majestic streams and intact forests? That's exactly the situation the New Jersey Conservation Foundation and other land trusts around the nation are facing.

August 05, 2019
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A partnership worth its name

The more the merrier? When it comes to partners in landscape conservation, that's a good guiding principle.

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Pronghorn antelope / Photo by Matt Turner
July 30, 2019
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Take it outside

At the very tip of the Mitten State is a town called Mackinaw City. The school is small, the hearts are big and the surrounding beauty is unparalleled.

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Photo courtesy of Little Traverse Conservancy
July 24, 2019
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Taxpayers have been bilked

We received some welcome news today about the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act. According to the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Tax, the legislation to end abusive conservation easement tax shelters will generate $6.6 billion in federal revenue.

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Land Trust Alliance President & CEO Andrew Bowman / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
July 11, 2019
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Easing the way for amphibians

Why did the salamander cross the road?

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A salamander gets a hand from a volunteer. / Photo by Cara Gentry

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