Re: Climate (2019.12)

National Geographic posted a blog over the weekend titled The Decade We Finally Woke Up to Climate Change. Is that an accurate headline? I think so.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II
December 18, 2019
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‘Urgently needed and long overdue’

The Land Trust Alliance has joined 11 other organizations in calling for immediate passage of the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act

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Outside the U.S. Capitol Building, Land Trust Alliance President Andrew Bowman speaks with Government Relations Director Lori Faeth and Executive Vice President Wendy Jackson. / Photo by DJ Glisson II
December 11, 2019
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Local economies get boost from conservation

A first-of-its-kind study has found that land conservation modestly boosts employment, a leading indicator of economic growth.

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Newtown, Connecticut is home to Newtown Forest Association, which received the Land Trust Alliance's National Land Trust Excellence Award in 2018. / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
December 09, 2019
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Camping for conservation

Whether offering a primitive backcountry campsite or a high-end glamping experience, land trusts have many opportunities to incorporate camping into their programming.

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Campsite at the Samuel F. Pryor III Shawangunk Gateway Campground in New York / Photo by Nora Scarlett
December 05, 2019
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Invasive mussels stopped before spreading

Many years ago, tiny hitchhikers went unnoticed in a tank of live carp shipped from China to a New Jersey fish farm.

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Chinese pond muscle / Photo by Melanie Mason
December 04, 2019
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'Putting an end to these abusive schemes'

The IRS made a welcome and forceful statement this week when it announced increased enforcement action on abusive conservation easements. You can read the news here.

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The Internal Revenue Service building in Washington, D.C. / Photo by DJ Glisson
November 15, 2019
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Room for all

Zoraida Lopez-Diago of the accredited Westchester Land Trust welcomed everyone to the first Conservationists of Color Reception at Rally 2019, organized by the newly formed affinity group with support from the Land Trust Alliance.

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Zoraida Lopez-Diago of the accredited Westchester Land Trust welcomed everyone to the first Conservationists of Color Reception at Rally 2019, organized by the newly formed affinity group with support from the Land Trust Alliance. / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
November 13, 2019
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Land trusts are key economic drivers

As land conservationists, we live and breathe communicating the multitude of benefits land trusts provide our communities.

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Photo courtesy of Thousand Islands Land Trust
November 12, 2019
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A sensible solution

The newly introduced Protecting Our Conserved Lands Act would give communities enhanced security and stability that the lands they have come together to protect will remain as intended permanently. This legislation is as needed as it is timely — and it has our full support.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II
November 08, 2019
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Helping veterans get out on the land

Christopher Heath loves the outdoors. "We need that connection with the land. Green space is just as crucial as housing is to the life of a human being."

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Christopher Heath, a veteran who is blind, is able to hunt with a guide and special equipment. He says, "For me, it's connecting with nature and using nature as a guide." / Image by Heart of the Lakes
November 07, 2019
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