Keeping land in native hands

In Alaska, the Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust is keeping 570 acres in native hands — an example of how the enhanced federal tax incentive is conserving more landscapes for more people.

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On the left, Herman Nelson, tribal chief for Koliganek Tribal Council and president of the Koliganek Natives village corporation sits with Bud Hodson, president of the Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust, at the signing of the conservation easement transfer documents between the Koliganek and the land trust/Tim Troll
January 09, 2018
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Closing a 'billion-dollar loophole'

I want to make sure you see an investigative article published recently by ProPublica and Fortune magazine.

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Fortune magazine's January 2018 issue / Photo by Joshua Lynsen
January 04, 2018
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Lending a hand to beginning farmers

If your land trust helps beginning farmers, here are some resources that might help you help them.

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Beginning farmer D'Quinton Robertson works on Lehman Farms in Polk City, Iowa. / Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture
January 03, 2018
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Kick start your new year learning

Land Trust Alliance webinars are back for 2018 — and now is the perfect time to get a jump-start on your New Year's resolution to enhance your conservation knowledge.

January 02, 2018
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Make a difference

Everyone should have the chance to be happy outdoors. Those of us who work in conservation owe it to the next generation to provide them with that kind of opportunity and those experiences.

December 22, 2017
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Tax reform's effects on land trusts

This week, Congress sent President Trump the finalized Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a bill that makes sweeping changes to the U.S. tax code. As I've reported to you before, these changes are likely to affect charitable organizations including land trusts.

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U.S. Capitol / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
December 20, 2017
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Be the means

Of all the central elements in maintaining a thriving land trust, strategy and longevity are some of the most fundamental.

December 18, 2017
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Growing support for H.R. 4459

Getting legislation passed on Capitol Hill is no easy task. It takes many people — all working together — to build momentum for even the simplest bills.

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Land Trust Alliance Government Relations Director Lori Faeth, President Andrew Bowman and Executive Vice President Wendy Jackson / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
December 13, 2017
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And the winner is...

Congratulations to Ben Dodd of Edwards, Colorado, as the 2017 #LandIsMy video contest winner!

December 12, 2017
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Give yourself the gift of learning

As 2017 draws to a close, give yourself the gift of learning with our year-end book sale.

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Photo by Belle Chiu
December 11, 2017
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