Moving toward a more inclusive, relevant future

The Land Trust Alliance is convening this week in Pittsburgh the nation's largest gathering of land conservation leaders.

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Rally is the nation's largest annual gathering of land conservation professionals. The 2017 event, pictured here, was held in Denver. / Photo by DJ Glisson II
October 10, 2018
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25 years of easements with NRCS

The Land Trust Alliance is celebrating this week its long partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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In the past 25 years, the Natural Resources Conservation Service has enrolled some 22,000 easements covering more than 4.5 million acres. In many cases, these voluntary easements were finished in partnership with land trusts. / Photo by DJ Glisson II
October 09, 2018
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The path to perpetuity

The protection of a working ranch in California by the accredited Eastern Sierra Land Trust not only helped to save the family’s heritage, it will help limit greenhouse gas emissions.

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Sceirine Point Ranch / Photo by Eastern Sierra Land Trust

What's next after Farm Bill expiration?

Congress must act now. Every day we lack a new Farm Bill is another day we stand to lose another farm or ranch.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II
October 02, 2018
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Your state's tax credit could shrivel

Federal rule makers are considering significant reductions to deductions available to people who donate to charitable organizations and then receive state or local tax credits. This includes the donation of conservation easements and even land.

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Photo by pixabay.com/stevepb
September 27, 2018
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Stories are greater than statistics

In land conservation discussions, it's easy to get caught up in the numbers. But as any good storyteller will remind you, it's difficult to connect with numbers.

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Maggie Miller, owner of Grindstone Cattle Company in Wyoming, is featured in Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust's new video, "The Legacy of The Land." (Image courtesy of Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust)
September 26, 2018
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A mother and daughter discuss gender bias

The "Addressing Gender Bias in Conservation Organizations" article in Saving Land made me think about my daughter Annika's experience with gender bias in her young life.

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Annika and Elizabeth Ward / Photo courtesy Elizabeth Ward
September 19, 2018
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Re: Climate (2018.09)

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, I'm struck by another challenge being exacerbated by the impacts of climate change. How do we connect people with nature when what it means to experience nature is changing before our eyes?

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Photo by pixabay.com/skeeze
September 17, 2018
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Be a proactive ally

Actions we can take to work toward equality and inclusion.

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Abby Henkel in the Hoosier National Forest/Photo by Danielle Lucas
September 11, 2018
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Women in the woods

"We are helping to educate and inspire the new generation of land conservation stewards!"

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Interns Allyson Holmes, Paige Dugan and Nicole Llinas from the Women in the Woods program participate in a controlled burn. / Photo courtesy of Alachua Conservation Trust
September 10, 2018
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