Los Angeles a good neighbor to wildlife

The second largest city in the nation is now certified wildlife habit.

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A coyote in Los Angeles, recently designated a wildlife-friendly city. / Photo by Christoph Steinhard
December 16, 2021
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Making nature whimsical in Rhode Island

Part scavenger hunt and part nature hike, the RIWalks Challenge encourages people to explore Rhode Island land trust trails. Hikers search for 30 nature-inspired “creatures” hidden along the trails, from a Sweetgum seed pod to a Chanterelle mushroom.

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Peter Burke, Ellen Berren and Victor Lerish of Barrington Land Conservation Trust with one of the RIWalks steel sculptures that encourages people to explore Rhode Island land trust trails. / Photo courtesy of Rhode Island Land Trust Council
December 14, 2021
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Study reveals disparity in urban tree cover

In the United States, wealthier and whiter neighborhoods are more likely to enjoy the benefits of greenery and shade.

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Denver residents enjoy a tree-filled park. A recent study found a significant disparity in tree cover in low-income communities across America. / Photo by Steven Martin
December 08, 2021
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North Carolina partnership seeds resilience

After Hurricane Matthew in 2016, a flood shuttered Princeville Elementary School in eastern North Carolina. In 2020, after four years of renovations, the school reopened only to close again in a few months due to COVID-19.

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A youth trail crew from Conservation Corps North Carolina stands along the new Heritage Trail they helped to construct, which establishes a walkable pathway from Princeville Elementary School to a museum in the town’s center. / Photo courtesy of Conservation Trust for North Carolina
December 06, 2021
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Open to All

As a parent of an adult child with multiple disabilities and as someone who loves the outdoors, I can personally attest to the importance of accessibility so that everyone can benefit from spending time in nature.

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Photo courtesy of MaryKay O’Donnell
December 03, 2021
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New toolkit to boost 30x30

Earlier this year, the White House released the Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful report.

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Image by TheDigitalArtist from Pixabay
November 30, 2021
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COP26 is a glass half full

COP26 is getting mixed reviews following its conclusion this month. There are good reasons for that.

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Image by jarmoluk from Pixabay
November 24, 2021
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Infrastructure bill makes climate progress

President Biden signed into law this month the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. And that’s great news for land conservation.

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Image by nattanan23 from Pixabay
November 22, 2021
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Need some help with remote monitoring?

Across the last few years, land trusts have looked toward remote monitoring to increase their efficiencies and fill any gaps in their on-the-ground surveillance activities. The pandemic accelerated that shift to aerial, satellite and remote technologies.

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Kate Losey / Photo courtesy of Kate Losey
November 18, 2021
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Thank you to our Rally 2021 sponsors

Rally 2021: The National Land Conservation Conference, held virtually and featuring Cleveland, brought together nearly 2,700 conservationists to connect, learn and be inspired.

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Photo by Kyle Lanzer/Cleveland Metroparks
November 10, 2021
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