How does 30x30 work with renewable energy?

Amid calls to protect 30% of U.S. lands and water by 2030, the question is being asked how the 30x30 strategy can work given the growth of renewable energy operations. After all, both plans require vast swaths of land to achieve their goals.

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An urban wetland with big watershed impact

The Green Bay watershed is one of the largest freshwater estuaries in the world.

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Oconto Preserve is important for minataining clean water flowing into Green Bay. / Photo courtesy of Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust
May 11, 2021
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We can make the 30x30 goal a reality

Today, the Biden administration provided more clarity on its commitment to conserve 30% of our nation’s lands and waters by 2030 with the release of the Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful report. It is good news for land trusts.

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Land Trust Alliance President and CEO Andrew Bowman stands outside the White House. / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
May 06, 2021
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Protecting the Great Lakes basin

Land trusts across the country are working diligently and creatively to protect water quality, quantity and equitable water access every day. Land trusts working in the Great Lakes basin are no exception, helping to protect one of the largest sources of fresh water on Earth.

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Photo courtesy of Black Swamp Conservancy
May 04, 2021
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The great gnome hunt

People love gnomes. Or so Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy discovered last summer when the accredited New York land trust hosted a Summer Hike-a-thon Scavenger Hunt.

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Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy's Summer Hike-a-thon Scavenger Hunt brought families out to explore nature in search of gnomes hiding at the preserves. / Photo courtesy of Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy
April 30, 2021
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Lending farmers a hand

The closure of farmers markets around Madison, Wisconsin, last spring left some Hmong growers at a disadvantage. As markets moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, growers were left behind if they weren’t proficient in technology or didn’t speak English as a primary language.

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At the start of the pandemic, Groundswell Conservancy and partners set up a farmers market for Hmong growers who lacked access to online produce sales. / Photo by Ben Jones Photography
April 26, 2021
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It takes a community to save a farm

In 2017, Colorado Open Lands took attendees of Land Trust Alliance's Rally: The National Land Conservation Conference on a field trip north of Denver to tour a local foods co-operative. Four years later, we've finalized our first conservation easement with Poudre Valley Community Farms.

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Photo courtesy of Colorado Open Lands
April 21, 2021
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Still time to learn about climate issues

It's been mentioned before, but it still rings true: Land trusts are well positioned to lead in mitigating the impacts of climate change and helping their communities adapt.

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Image by Rob D from Pixabay
April 19, 2021
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Why federal funding for conservation matters

Saving the places people need and love requires more than hard work. It also requires funding. Just as it took the Chicago Bulls the winning combination of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen to bring home six NBA championships, land trusts need both funding and hard work to get conservation done. And you can play a helpful role.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II / Firefly Imageworks
April 15, 2021
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Volunteer opportunities for conservation

Volunteering is a fun and rewarding way to meet new people, visit beautiful places and give back to your community.

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Volunteers may do everything from picking up trash to assisting with native plantings. / Photo of Piedmont Environmental Council staff by by DJ Glisson, II / Firefly Imageworks
April 13, 2021
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