Accreditation's return on investment is real

Walking in to a perfectly polished, on-message, visually stunning deliverable on the first day of a new job is pretty much the dream for anyone who works in communications. So when I was asked, "Do you think you could promote our new return on investment video," the answer was simple.

March 13, 2020
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No travel? No problem

As the Land Trust Alliance weighs our response to the coronavirus crisis, one thing has remained at the forefront of all of our thinking: We must prioritize the health and wellbeing of our land trust members, our staff and their families.

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Land Trust Alliance Ambassador Program Manager Robert Schwartz is one of many Land Trust Alliance Advocacy Days participants who will complete their Capitol Hill visits digitally.
March 12, 2020
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In the midst of greatness

As I stood behind the scenes with land conservation professionals from Sonoma Land Trust, passing along last-minute instructions for their acceptance of the 2019 Land Trust Alliance Excellence Award, I couldn't help but think I was in the midst of greatness.

March 10, 2020
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Urgent push for new LWCF bill

We're on the cusp of Congress acting to fully fund both the Land and Water Conservation Fund and Restore America's Parks Act! But we need your help to get this across the finish line.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II
March 09, 2020
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Put the Legos away?

One of the nice things about Legos is they let you build a house anywhere you want. Conservation easements, however, do not.

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Image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay

A challenge for the new decade

At the start of this new decade, I thought it would be fitting to publish my call to action to the land trust community to markedly increase the rate of land conservation from 1 million acres a year now to at least 10 million acres a year by 2030.

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Land Trust Alliance President and CEO Andrew Bowman / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
March 03, 2020
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Help birds

Birds connect us to wild spaces and our natural world. They help to pollinate plants, disperse seeds and are bioindicators of ecosystem health. Birds bring people together and give them joy. But now, birds need our help.

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Baltimore oriole by Ryan Schain, Macaulay Library at Cornell Lab of Ornithology
March 02, 2020
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Why we do the work that we do

"Take a deep breath and smell the goodness in the world."

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Wallowa Lake's East Moraine / Photo by Leon Werdinger
February 26, 2020
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Be the voice of our community

Robin Williams, the late great actor and comedian, once said that "spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'" As a member of the land conservation community, I couldn't agree more.

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William Kastning of the Monmouth Conservation Foundation stands outside the U.S. Capitol with Amy Hansen of New Jersey Conservation Foundation. / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
February 20, 2020
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Re: Climate (2020.02)

The most recent U.S. Sea-Level Report Card from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows the pace of sea-level rise is accelerating. Of the 32 included tide-gauge stations along the U.S. coastline, 25 showed water levels rising at a faster rate in 2019 than in 2018.

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Photo by flickr.com/photos/orkingtide/
February 12, 2020
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