The right thing to do

What would you do if land trust-protected properties were seized by a private gas pipeline developer that planned to cut through majestic streams and intact forests? That's exactly the situation the New Jersey Conservation Foundation and other land trusts around the nation are facing.

August 05, 2019

A partnership worth its name

The more the merrier? When it comes to partners in landscape conservation, that's a good guiding principle.

Pronghorn antelope / Photo by Matt Turner
July 30, 2019

Take it outside

At the very tip of the Mitten State is a town called Mackinaw City. The school is small, the hearts are big and the surrounding beauty is unparalleled.

Photo courtesy of Little Traverse Conservancy
July 24, 2019

Taxpayers have been bilked

We received some welcome news today about the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act. According to the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Tax, the legislation to end abusive conservation easement tax shelters will generate $6.6 billion in federal revenue.

Land Trust Alliance President & CEO Andrew Bowman / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
July 11, 2019

Easing the way for amphibians

Why did the salamander cross the road?

A salamander gets a hand from a volunteer. / Photo by Cara Gentry

Creating future stewards

There's nothing quite like seeing someone experiencing nature for the first time. One of the challenges the city of New Haven faces, like many urban centers, is a lack of access to open space.

Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
July 09, 2019

Making Allies for Healthier Communities

The Making Allies partnership is conserving farmland, improving water quality and delivering good food, all while giving local farmers a helping hand. 

Re: Climate (2019.06)

If you're concerned about climate change and your own carbon footprint — but you aren't quite ready to give up that summer flight away — I have some good news.

Photo by / Free-Photos

IRS issues final State and Local Tax regulations

Yesterday, the IRS and U.S. Treasury Department issued final regulations that will drastically erode state tax incentives for landowners who donate land or conservation easements to land trusts.

The Internal Revenue Service building in Washington, D.C. / Photo by DJ Glisson
June 12, 2019