Land trusts support water protection in New York

Source water protection for public drinking water supplies has quickly become a top priority for New York.

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Photo by Max Heitner, Finger Lakes Land Trust
September 28, 2021
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Who are the new outdoor users?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans sought refuge in the outdoors, some for the
first time ever.

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A recent study explores the demographics of new outdoor users, a growing constituency for land trusts. / ISTOCKPHOTO.COM/MAPODILE
September 24, 2021
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The changing nature of work

Organizations — from board members and executive directors to human resources staff — are grappling with questions of how to care for staff and ensure the continuity of business during a time when the ways we work are changing almost daily.

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Image by Lean2Succes from Pixabay
September 21, 2021
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The economic value of special places

Conserved farms, forests and trails are not just amenities. They are also resources that safeguard the economic health of communities.

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Valley View Forest, protected by Jefferson Land Trust, is a 65-acre working forest that provides long-term benefits to the surrounding community. / Photo courtesy of Jefferson Land Trust
September 17, 2021
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In memoriam: Peggy Stevens

Peggy Stevens made us all better people.

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Peggy Stevens / Photo courtesy of Jonathan Stevens
September 15, 2021
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A green retreat grows in Baltimore

BLISS Meadows is a 10-acre land reclamation project that brings educational farming and equitable access to green space in northeast Baltimore.

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Backyard Basecamp Founder and Executive Director Atiya Wells, left, with board member Curtisha Charles at BLISS Meadows in Baltimore. / Photo by Sean Mancho
September 09, 2021
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Acting for grasslands

When thinking of the world’s most threatened ecosystems, tropical rainforests or coral reefs likely come to mind. But the most threatened ecosystems are in the United States: native grasslands.

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Fender's Blue Butterfly / Photo by Peter Moore
September 07, 2021
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Land trust expands wilderness area

In July, The Trust for Public Land and the Bureau of Land Management announced the expansion of the remote Sabinoso Wilderness Area in northeast New Mexico, which represents the largest land donation to a federal wilderness area in U.S. history.

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The rugged and remote Sabinoso Wilderness Area in northeastern New Mexico expanded in July, thanks to a major land donation from The Trust for Public Land. / Photo courtesy of Bureau of Land Management
September 02, 2021
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Land trusts reinforce vast Empire State Trail

New York’s extensive Empire State Trail is now complete, thanks in part to the role played by several land trusts.

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Rensselaer Land Trust's John Winter, left, and Marcos Velazquez celebrate the opening of the Albany-Hudson Electric Trail, part of the 750-mile Empire State Trail. / Photo courtesy of Rensselaer Land Trust
August 31, 2021
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New investments in conservation

The U.S. Senate passed a $1 trillion infrastructure package this month with some welcome provisions for the land trust community. While most of the funds were for traditional infrastructure, a large portion was dedicated to ecosystem restoration and disaster mitigation.

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Image by TheDigitalWay from Pixabay
August 25, 2021
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