FEMA funding climate resilience

For land trusts that dream big when it comes to tackling climate change but lack the financial resources to implement large-scale resilience projects, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's new hazard mitigation assistance grant program offers a helping hand.

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Wetlands restoration was part of the Exploration Green project in Houston, Texas. / Photo courtesy of Claire Everett, Galveston Bay Foundation
August 21, 2020
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Perfect attendance

Among the silver linings of this challenging time are the many improvements and innovations in virtual engagements.

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Photo courtesy of Sierra Foothill Conservancy
August 14, 2020
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Continuing to advocate for you

As land trusts continue to navigate the hardships posed by the coronavirus, the Land Trust Alliance is stepping up to help its members in a big way.

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Robert Schwartz is ambassador program manager for the Land Trust Alliance. / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
August 13, 2020
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It's official: LWCF is fully funded

And with the stroke of a pen, it became official: The Land and Water Conservation Fund now has full and dedicated funding. That means that $900 million will be committed each year to protecting important land, water and recreation areas that benefit all Americans.

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Land Trust Alliance President and CEO Andrew Bowman stands outside the White House. / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
August 04, 2020
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A necessary reckoning

For the past few months, the Land Trust Alliance has collected online statements from land trusts around the country affirming their commitment to end the structural racism that puts Black lives in danger every day.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II
July 24, 2020
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A historic vote

While the history books may best remember 2020 as the year of a global pandemic, it also could well be remembered for the realization of a 50-year-old dream across the conservation community: securing full and dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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U.S. Capitol / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
July 22, 2020
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Wildlife cameras produce exciting findings

The remote camera that Land Trust of Napa County volunteers Paula Peterson and Penny Proteau visit every few months in California suggests at least one conclusion: an abundance of curious bears.

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A curious bear checks out a camera placed by the Land Trust of Napa County. / Photo courtesy of Land Trust of Napa County

Looking through a new lens

"This right here is the closest you can get to magic," said Sherman Dean, who was part of a group of diverse people invited to be the first to walk in the newly discovered stand of redwoods that was long-rumored to be nestled in the hills above California's Sonoma Coast.

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Writer and journalist Rahawa Haile saw resilience and regeneration in the forest. "I think there's a lot of hope in that." / Screen capture from Here We Stand

'It would help us significantly'

In testimony today before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig was asked about abuse of the charitable conservation deduction — and efforts to stop it.

June 30, 2020
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Inclusive interpretive measures

At the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy in Michigan, we believe that access to nature isn't a luxury; it belongs to all people. Our supporters feel that way as well.

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Members of the Disability Network use one of Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy's universal access trails. / Photo by Art Bukowski
June 29, 2020
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