We have an impact

Last week, I introduced you to Freshwater Farms Reserve, which is owned and managed by the accredited Northcoast Regional Land Trust.

'Put a stop to this bad behavior'

In the midst of Land Trust Alliance Advocacy Days this week, IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig testified before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. Among the topics discussed was the abuse of the charitable conservation deduction.

April 11, 2019

A living laboratory

Some of the most iconic landscapes on the Pacific coast are found along Humboldt Bay in California. One of the largest bays along the Pacific Flyway, thousands and thousands of birds seek refuge and nesting on and near its waters.

In Texas, conservation yields massive economic benefits

Land conservation is often regarded as a “do-good” activity — something that’s nice to do for scenery, birds and bunnies. But the reality is, there’s a lot more to it, including massive economic benefits.

Conservation easement on a family ranch in Goliad County. / Photo courtesy of Guadalupe Blanco River Trust
April 02, 2019

Worthy of your attention and support

The Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act is one of the Land Trust Alliance’s top priorities. It addresses an urgent problem for our community. And the newly introduced version in the U.S. House of Representatives is worthy of your support.

March 28, 2019

Shine a bright light

I wanted you to be among the first to know: The U.S. Senate Finance Committee announced today a probe of conservation tax benefit abuse.

Land Trust Alliance Government Relations Director Lori Faeth, President & CEO Andrew Bowman and Executive Vice President Wendy Jackson / Photo by Photo by DJ Glisson, II
March 27, 2019

Safeguarding a spectacular shoreline

Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area in western Michigan is more than a pretty place. This 173-acre tract of stunning duneland along Lake Michigan features globally imperiled landscapes, rare plant and animal species and areas of historical significance.

Saugatuck Harbor / Photo by DJ Glisson II
March 25, 2019

Renewal in a land of 13 springs

In Van Buren County, Michigan, there's a little-known land of springs, hidden seeps and gushers: eternally transparent and forever cold.

Portman Nature Preserve / Photo by Mitch Lettow, courtesy of Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy
March 21, 2019

Reinventing an urban river

The Milwaukee River has long been important to the health and wellbeing of locals, whether for commerce or recreation.

Milwaukee River Greenway / Photo courtesy of KidsMicroint
March 20, 2019

The heart of a community

If you're wondering how communities benefit from Farm Bill conservation programs, let me tell you about Zenda Farms.

An up close encounter with nature at Thousand Islands Land Trust’s 18th Annual Community Picnic at Zenda Farms in 2018. / Photo by Bill Munro
March 14, 2019