Conservation with a consciousness

Land conservation with a social consciousness. That’s the way Howard Aronson, a board member with Monmouth Conservation Foundation (MCF) in New Jersey described a recent project the land trust supported.

July 09, 2015

Become an Advocacy Ambassador

At the Land Trust Alliance, we work to advocate for land conservation and land trusts across the country — but we can’t do it alone.

July 06, 2015

Terrafirma by the numbers

The Land Trust Alliance formed Terrafirma in 2011 to help land trusts defend their conserved lands from legal challenge.

The key to land trust success: Volunteerism

The Sheffield Land Trust in Sheffield, Mass., which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, attributes much of its success to the volunteers who have helped its two-person staff attend to all of the details involved in accomplishing its work.

Sheffield Land Trust volunteer Sally Cook speaks at the land trust’s 25th anniversary celebration. Cook, a former Sheffield Land Trust board member, is among the many volunteers to help the organization excel at its work.
July 01, 2015

How we’ve changed in forty years

The Phippsburg Land Trust recently celebrated its 40th year as an active coastal Maine land trust. From its humble beginnings in 1974 to the thriving organization I help today as a board member, the Phippsburg Land Trust has grown with the times.

June 25, 2015

All in the family

On a business trip to Los Angeles in 1972, Tommy Wyche was shocked to see development covering the mountains surrounding the city. He returned from the trip and told his son, Brad, “We’ve got to make sure that doesn’t happen to the South Carolina mountains.”

June 23, 2015

Conservation in a changing climate

The climate is changing — and fast. As a father, an avid fly-fisherman and a conservationist, I think every day about what I can do to be part of the solution.

June 17, 2015

Using the outdoors as a classroom

Over 30 land trust staff members recently broke free from their routines to learn from each other at the 2015 Midwest Land Protection & Stewardship Peer Gathering in Racine, Wisconsin.

June 15, 2015

Trust the next generation

When I began as the education and outreach director for Lowcountry Open Land Trust, one of my first tasks was to involve the broader community in our conservation visioning process. My friends and contacts came out in droves to help.

June 10, 2015

Our advocacy days through Twitter

During our recent advocacy days in Washington, D.C., we challenged participants to share their political muscle flexing on Twitter. And many people rose to the challenge!

June 08, 2015