Children need nature (and nature needs children)

At the recent International Leadership Summit for the Children & Nature Network in California, I was fortunate to attend a session about green schoolyards.

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Educator Rob Wade has worked closely with Skagit Land Trust's Conservation Classroom program to achieve the goals of having outdoor learning spaces close to schools and supporting teachers who already have lessons in place. Pictured are Lyman Elementary kindergarteners having fun learning observation skills. / Photo by Lisa Miller
July 25, 2018
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Re: Climate (2018.07)

Empowering farmers to stay in business after traditional crops fail is an increasingly urgent concern in an age of rising seas.

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Salt water intrusion in Somerset County, Maryland. / Photo by Dani Weissman, University of Maryland

Behind the victory in Pennsylvania

This thrilling achievement would not have been possible without land trust people investing deeply in building relationships with state and local officials — whether or not they were asking for anything — through the years.

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Photo by Alston Jenkins [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
July 12, 2018
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Darkness worth protecting

Over 80 percent of the U.S. population lives under skies so polluted by man-made lights that celestial objects like the Milky Way are almost invisible.

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Photo by Ronald Gleason
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An early office of the Land Trust Alliance in Bar Harbor, Maine, circa 1980s. / Photo from Land Trust Alliance archives
July 10, 2018
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Genesis of the Land Trust Alliance (Part 1)

What launched the Land Trust Alliance may fast be receding into the past, but the story is important land conservation history.

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Photo of Ben Emory by Dick Broom/Mount Desert Islander
July 09, 2018
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Summer reading list

As editor of Saving Land I receive emails from across the country from people who have written books and would like the Land Trust Alliance to share the news.

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Photo by pixabay/hzv_westfalen_de
July 06, 2018
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Farm Bill ready for conference!

June was a busy month for the Farm Bill — and that makes us hopeful reauthorization can beat a Sept. 30 deadline.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II
June 29, 2018
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Re: Climate (2018.06)

As summer heats up, so do our energy needs. And according to the Farmers' Almanac, this summer will be hot and steamy for most of the nation.

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Image by pixabay.com/seagul
June 26, 2018
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We're hiring!

Do you believe in the value of open spaces? Are you an excellent team player? Can you help us help 1,000 land trusts? If so, you may be the very person we need. The Land Trust Alliance is filling four open positions.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
June 25, 2018
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