How we’ve changed in forty years

The Phippsburg Land Trust recently celebrated its 40th year as an active coastal Maine land trust. From its humble beginnings in 1974 to the thriving organization I help today as a board member, the Phippsburg Land Trust has grown with the times.

June 25, 2015

All in the family

On a business trip to Los Angeles in 1972, Tommy Wyche was shocked to see development covering the mountains surrounding the city. He returned from the trip and told his son, Brad, “We’ve got to make sure that doesn’t happen to the South Carolina mountains.”

June 23, 2015

Conservation in a changing climate

The climate is changing — and fast. As a father, an avid fly-fisherman and a conservationist, I think every day about what I can do to be part of the solution.

June 17, 2015

Using the outdoors as a classroom

Over 30 land trust staff members recently broke free from their routines to learn from each other at the 2015 Midwest Land Protection & Stewardship Peer Gathering in Racine, Wisconsin.

June 15, 2015

Trust the next generation

When I began as the education and outreach director for Lowcountry Open Land Trust, one of my first tasks was to involve the broader community in our conservation visioning process. My friends and contacts came out in droves to help.

June 10, 2015

Our advocacy days through Twitter

During our recent advocacy days in Washington, D.C., we challenged participants to share their political muscle flexing on Twitter. And many people rose to the challenge!

June 08, 2015

Leave it better than you found it

Leave it better than you found it. That’s a golden rule we all live by, but it is an understatement of the way Rand Wentworth will leave the Land Trust Alliance when he steps down as president at the end of this year.

Land Trust Alliance Board President Laura Johnson and Land Trust Alliance President Rand Wentworth
May 29, 2015

Rue Mapp to keynote Rally 2015

We’re excited to announce Rue Mapp, the founder of Outdoor Afro, as the keynote speaker at Rally 2015.

May 19, 2015

Version 4.0

Welcome to the fourth major version of the Land Trust Alliance’s web presence! Our first major overhaul since 2008 introduces several improvements, including this new blog, The Dirt. But to fully appreciate all that has changed, join us in the Wayback Machine.

Land Trust Alliance website circa 2002