Many ways to support local tribes

In July 2020, the Esselen Tribe of Monterey County regained a piece of their ancestral homeland in Big Sur, California.

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Esselen Tribal Gathering / Photo by Matthew Pendergast
February 05, 2021
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Learn the basics in Stewardship 101

Stewarding easements is one of the most important jobs for a land trust — and it's one they don't teach in college. Clearly, new staff or volunteer monitors must be trained on best practices in stewardship.

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Photo courtesy of Megan Knott
February 04, 2021
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In memoriam: Tom Howe

On Jan. 26, a tragic accident took the life of one of New Hampshire's most passionate conservationists and our very good friend, Tom Howe.

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Tom Howe / Photo courtesy of Society for the Protection of NH Forests
February 02, 2021
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In memoriam: Barbara Erickson

The Trustees of Reservations recently announced the passing of Barbara Erickson, its visionary leader for the past nine years, who died Jan. 15.

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Barbara Erickson / Photo by Stephanie Zollshan, courtesy of The Trustees of Reservations
February 01, 2021
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An audacious and timely conservation challenge

We should all applaud President Biden's executive order calling for conservation of 30% of the U.S. land base by 2030. This bold "30x30" vision is firmly rooted in science, given that protected land is key to a healthy and secure future for all Americans.

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Land Trust Alliance President & CEO Andrew Bowman / Photo by DJ Glisson, II / Firefly Imageworks
January 29, 2021
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More tips for smooth onboarding

I previously shared some virtual onboarding strategies that will help get you — and your new employees — through their first days with your land trust.

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Image by R. E. Beck from Pixabay
January 26, 2021
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Onboarding for smooth sailing

For many of us, the new year also brings new staff to our organizations. Already this month, I've had a number of conversations with land trusts about hiring, selecting and welcoming new staff during the pandemic, when our largely virtual workplaces make such transitions challenging.

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Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay
January 25, 2021
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In memoriam: Joselin Matkins

On Jan. 8, a rising land trust star fell from the Idaho sky.

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Joselin Matkins / Photo by DJ Glisson, II / Firefly Imageworks
January 14, 2021
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In memoriam: Barry Lopez

For over 50 years, writer Barry Lopez made his home in western Oregon, upslope and in line of sight with the McKenzie River.

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Barry Lopez / Photo courtesy of Tim Giraudier/Beautiful Oregon
January 13, 2021
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Catch up on NRCS updates

As you gear up for the year, be sure to check out some upcoming opportunities to learn the ins and outs of the Agricultural Land Easement Program.

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Image by eluxirphoto from Pixabay
January 12, 2021
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