Reading the fine print

Major changes affecting donations of conservation easements to land trusts are proposed in President Barack Obama’s newest budget, released last week. While these are merely proposals at this time, they’re proposals that could have a significant effect on land conservation.

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February 17, 2016
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Cash for conservation

President Barack Obama wants to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and steer other cash to conservation in fiscal year 2017.

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February 16, 2016
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Fisheries, farmlands and beyond

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today awarded $220 million as part of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program for projects that will improve water quality, protect working farms and forestlands and restore wildlife habitat.

 

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Photo courtesy of Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy
February 12, 2016
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Dreaming big in 2016

Our marathon to make the conservation easement tax incentive permanent is won! And three years’ re-authorization for the Land and Water Conservation Fund — including an impressive $450 million for this fiscal year — is secured.

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Land Trust Alliance Advocacy Director Andy McLeod, center, sees the Alliance building on its 2015 success in 2016/Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
February 11, 2016
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Introducing Andrew Bowman

Andrew Bowman, the Land Trust Alliance’s new president, is already thinking big.

February 10, 2016
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What we do together

The Land Trust Alliance yesterday announced the completion of its first campaign, which raised $40.1 million in new funds. The total is more than $5 million above the campaign goal.

February 05, 2016
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A wonderful thing to celebrate

The Land Trust Alliance today announced the completion of its first campaign, which raised $40.1 million in new funds. The total is more than $5 million above the campaign goal.

February 04, 2016
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The importance of involvement

Jeanie Nelson knows well the vital role that government plays in conservation and for the environment.

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Photo courtesy of Land Trust for Tennessee
February 01, 2016
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Accreditation with an assist

“What are the benefits of accreditation?” It’s a question Colchester Land Trust board members have heard often since receiving accreditation in February 2015.

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Photo courtesy of Andy George
January 29, 2016
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Return on investment: $600 billion

A new study adds up the economic benefits of visits to protected areas worldwide — and they’re pretty hefty.

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January 27, 2016
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