Summer reading list

As editor of Saving Land I receive emails from across the country from people who have written books and would like the Land Trust Alliance to share the news.

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July 06, 2018
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Farm Bill ready for conference!

June was a busy month for the Farm Bill — and that makes us hopeful reauthorization can beat a Sept. 30 deadline.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II
June 29, 2018
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Re: Climate (2018.06)

As summer heats up, so do our energy needs. And according to the Farmers' Almanac, this summer will be hot and steamy for most of the nation.

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June 26, 2018
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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. The Land Trust Alliance is filling four open positions.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks
June 25, 2018
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Help us hit a home run for conservation

Growing up, baseball was life. I learned the game as a Pirate but perfected it as a Gator. In between, I saw time as a member of the Cubbies, RiverDogs and Zephyrs.

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Robert Schwartz at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. / Photo by Lauren Walens
June 21, 2018
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Taking a shot at making conservation better

The American Midwest holds a special place in my heart. From its roaming prairies to its open lands, the Midwest is truly beautiful. That's why I was so pleased it was the location of my first North American Wetlands Conservation Council retreat and meeting earlier this month.

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Land Trust Alliance Executive Vice President Wendy Jackson shoots traps during the North American Wetlands Conservation Council retreat. / Photo courtesy Wendy Jackson

Becoming more vital and sustainable

Congratulations to the Land Trust Alliance on completing its new Strategic Plan!

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Keeping the promise of perpetuity

One of the best ways to protect scenic byways, wildlife habitat, watersheds, farms and forests is to prevent fragmentation. That's why many land trusts prohibit dividing the property.

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The property owned by James and Janis Taylor. / Photo courtesy Three Valley Conservation Trust
June 12, 2018
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U.S. Senate introduces Farm Bill

As we await the U.S. House of Representatives floor vote later this month on the Farm Bill, the Senate Agriculture Committee has introduced its bipartisan version of the bill.

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June 08, 2018
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Saving history

Indigenous peoples were the Chesapeake Bay region's earliest human residents and among the first in the Western Hemisphere to encounter European explorers and colonists

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