Conservation hits the TED stage

When offered a national stage on which to tell my story, I jumped at the chance.

June 13, 2017

Organized exploration and powerful collaboration

It takes a village to raise a child. And sometimes it takes a whole team to get one outdoors.

Children explore a stream in Haley Farm State Park. / Photo courtesy of Syma Ebbin
June 12, 2017

Building an ambassador landscape with community input

What does community conservation mean to you? You know it when you see it, but can you articulate it in principle?

Photo courtesy of Taos Land Trust

Weaving together community

The Carolina Thread Trail weaves together the story of a North Carolina community, who worked together, locally and regionally, to improve their quality of life.

Students using the Little Sugar Creek Greenway, a part of the Carolina Thread Trail, in Charlotte, NC. Photo courtesy of Carolina Thread Trail
June 07, 2017

Outdoor adventure meets environmental monitoring

Emma Bode and Muy Lim went rock climbing in Thailand over Christmas. While they were there, they collected water samples for the nonprofit Adventure Scientists' Global Microplastics Project.

Muy Lim enjoys the view of the Andaman Sea while climbing. / Photo by Emma Bode
June 06, 2017

Veterans build universal access trail

When the Anderson Woods Nature Preserve opened near Lake Michigan, the dedication ceremony was a perfect reflection of the project — and the community as a whole.

Photo courtesy of Land Conservancy of West Michigan
June 05, 2017

Mark your calendar for World Environment Day

Are you ready to celebrate? I hope so, because this year Canada is hosting World Environment Day on June 5 with UN Environment and it is going to be fun!

Photo courtesy of Nature Conservancy of Canada

What accreditation has done for us

Achieving accreditation assures both our easement and financial donors of our integrity, professionalism and capacity.

The June 2012 25th anniversary event held by Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust. / Photo courtesy of Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust

An island escape in Ohio

Those seeking a quiet refuge on the picturesque Lake Erie Islands may choose Middle Bass Island East Point Preserve — conserved in part by funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. 

Lake Erie shoreline on the preserve/Photo courtesy of the accredited Black Swamp Conservancy in Ohio

Trading hiking boots for suits

Land trust staff are fantastic at building relationships — with landowners, stakeholders and elected officials, among others — to protect land in their service areas.

May 11, 2017