Behind the scenes of a cover shoot

When Christina Soto, the editor of Saving Land, contacted me about helping to organize a photo shoot in Chicago for the cover of the magazine, I was particularly thrilled because what Chris wanted was a representation of women in conservation.

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Photographer DJ Glisson, II prepares to capture the cover image for Saving Land magazine. / Photo by Brandon Hayes
September 07, 2018
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Mentor, honor and step up

As I worked on the Saving Land article "Addressing Gender Bias in Conservation Organizations" with writer Elisabeth Ptak, we didn't have enough room for all the material we received.

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Photo by pixabay.com/Free-Photos
September 06, 2018
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What she stands for

Growing up in Alabama's rural St. Clair County, Wendy Jackson connected to the land and the outdoors at an early age.

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Alabama Wildlife Federation President Ed Leigh McMillan, left, presents the Conservationist of the Year Award to Land Trust Alliance Executive Vice President Wendy Jackson. Also joining the presentation is Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, center, and Horace Horn with PowerSouth Energy and Susan Comensky with Alabama Power Company. (Photo courtesy of Alabama Wildlife Federation)
September 05, 2018
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What I did over summer vacation

"What I did over summer vacation" is a story I cannot wait to share with you, because this year my family hosted a Fresh Air Fund child for a week of fun and adventure.

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Nelson, a 12-year-old participant in Fresh Air Fund's summer vacation program, builds a Batman-themed cardboard boat to race against other kids. (Photo by Jennifer Brady-Connor)
September 04, 2018
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Connecting with community

Community connections — and the volunteers who emerge from them — are our lifeblood. We could not survive without them.

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Volunteers at Tregaron Conservancy in Washington, D.C. work to uncover historic stone footpaths, all while under supervision of the D.C. Historic Preservation Office. / Photo courtesy of Tregaron Conservancy
August 23, 2018
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Re: Climate (2018.08)

Saltwater intrusion is a slow-moving crisis on farm fields. What will it take for farmers to overcome this challenge?

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As scientists, land trusts and farmers continue to work together, the problems that saltwater intrusion presents can be surmounted. / Photo by Dani Weissman, University of Maryland

Here for the long haul

We promise to be around forever to monitor and defend conservation properties. That's a bold proposition.

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Photo by pixabay/Larisa-K
August 17, 2018
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'Taking concrete steps'

When it comes to climate change, land trusts in Maine are collaborating with their communities in new ways.

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Shoreline erosion in Freeport, Maine / Photo by Kate Olson
August 16, 2018
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Demonstrating our relevance

When land trusts pursue community conservation, they build broad and deep support for land conservation, and, ultimately, ensure the permanence of it.

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August 10, 2018
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Room to grow

A high school student shares why being an intern with the accredited Lookout Mountain Conservancy in Tennessee is her best time investment and how it’s setting her up for success in the future.

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Photo courtesy of Lookout Mountain Conservancy/Imani Rowe, second from left, poses with other interns in the Intern and Leadership Program of the accredited Lookout Mountain Conservancy. Master gardener and volunteer Kathleen Robinson (far left) works with the students in the teaching garden.
August 09, 2018
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