In their own words

Videos can share stories from visitors about how they feel about land and why it is so important to preserve open spaces.

April 17, 2017

Changes within the Alliance’s policy department

Many of us are concerned — if not alarmed — about the impacts of political changes in Washington, D.C., on federal environmental policies, especially those that affect land trusts and land conservation. These include the Farm Bill, the Land and Water Conservation Fund and tax reform legislation.

April 14, 2017

Meeting without an agenda

Have you ever had a meeting without an agenda?

Left to right: Ellen Shepard of Virginia’s United Land Trusts, Faye Cooper of Valley Conservation Council, Wendy Kendrick of Central Virginia Land Conservancy, Dave Perry of Blue Ridge Land Conservancy, John Eustis of New River Land Trust, Meagan Cupka of Blue Ridge Land Conservancy, and Don Owen of the Land Trust Alliance. The group gathered at the Kendrick Farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Amherst County, Virginia. / Photo by Meagan Cupka
April 13, 2017

Community asset, local treasure

Videos create a sense of place and tell the stories of how people use land.

April 12, 2017

Take a deep breath

Video can create a sense of place, explain the important role of a land trust in the community, and inspire landowners and donors alike.

April 11, 2017

Creating Video for Impact

If a picture paints a thousand words, how many more are painted in a compelling video?


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff were filmed for BatsLIVE, a distance learning adventure that brings bat conservation to life through webcasts and online education resources. / Photo by A. Froschauer (USFWS)
April 10, 2017

We’re moving!

After 10 years at our current location, the Land Trust Alliance is packing up and preparing to relocate within Washington, D.C.

April 07, 2017

We're hiring!

Do you believe in the value of open spaces? Are you an excellent team player? Can you help us help 1,000 land trusts? If so, you may be the very person we need.

Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
March 30, 2017

High-tech way to see a swamp

The accredited Columbia Land Trust flew a drone over a swamp restoration project and got a lot more information than it could have collected by sending its stewardship staff wading and clambering through the wet terrain.

Aerial imagery from a UAV flight shows channels created in 2014
March 16, 2017

Mapping America’s opinions on climate change

Many land trusts struggle with how to communicate about climate change in the communities they serve.

Courtesy of Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
March 15, 2017