We'll miss you, Rob

After 18 years at the Land Trust Alliance, Rob Aldrich is stepping down Dec. 21 to move onward and upward in his career. I write this with deep appreciation for his many years at this organization and for his devotion to the people and the work of land trusts.

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Rob Aldrich / Photo courtesy of Land Trust Alliance
December 18, 2018
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Through a new lens

How can we develop a deep and lasting appreciation for the natural environment in young people when so many are more interested in electronic devices? Harness it!   

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Through photography, such as this student-captured image, existing familiarity with technology can be used to build familiarity with the natural world. / Photo courtesy of Little Traverse Conservancy in Michigan
December 17, 2018
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Making community farming a reality

When it comes to finding reasonably priced and locally sourced food, the struggle is real.

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Photo courtesy of Agricultural Stewardship Association
December 12, 2018
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Pass the Farm Bill

UPDATE: Building on the U.S. Senate's vote to pass the Farm Bill, the U.S. House of Representatives voted Dec. 12 to approve the legislation, 369-47. This completes the bill's journey through Congress.

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Photo by DJ Glisson II
December 11, 2018
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Collaborating for water

Water in the West has a contentious history, but collaborations and creativity are forging a new path for securing water resources.

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A spring in the Barton Springs segment of the Edwards Aquifer, a limestone system that supplies water to San Antonio and surrounding communities. / Photo by USGS
December 10, 2018
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A true fish story

You can call this a “fish story” if you like. But I swear to you, it’s all true.

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Bill Jackson, facility manager with The Nez Perce Tribe’s Department of Fisheries Resources Management. / Photo courtesy of Wallowa Land Trust
December 04, 2018
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Achieving 100 percent

One hundred percent. That’s something we probably all remember as an achievement in grade school.

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Photo by pixabay.com/TheDigitalArtist
December 03, 2018
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Healing together

The tragedies of these fires are a potential game-changer in the scope of the land ethic that land trusts embody.

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Photo by pixabay.com/skeeze
November 29, 2018
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Remembering nature’s power

Several major reports in recent weeks have predicted cataclysmic results without a prompt, meaningful and universal commitment to tackling climate change.

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Photo by DJ Glisson II
November 28, 2018
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The joy of learning outdoors

Do you remember the joy of recess as a child? That fleeting moment each school day when you could put down your books and pens and play outside with your peers was a treat for me.

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Photo courtesy of Feather River Land Trust
November 27, 2018
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