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A Walk in the Park

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Lorri Barrett

A judge in Massachusetts stopped a city and school district from turning a park into a building because federal, state and local officials and the public all considered it a park for more than 60 years.  

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Carefully Considering Amendments

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Fall 2017
Author: 
Land Trust Alliance

Amendment decisions require a land trust’s fully informed best judgement to comply with law, honor promises, respect its mission, uphold the public interest and create positive conservation results.

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Photo courtesy of Lyme Land Conservation Trust (accredited)/Joe Standart

Tools that Transcend Time

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Fall 2017
Author: 
Madeline Bodin

Conservation defense bolsters the legal underpinning of protected land and is an integral part of long-term stewardship. What tools of the trade are available, and how do they work in real situations?

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Photo by Terry A. Allen/Mindi Crabb, Jackson Hole Land Trust

When Bad Things Happen to Good Land Trusts

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Spring 2017
Author: 
Elisabeth Ptak and Christina Soto

Embezzlement. Fraud. Disastrous decisions. When a crisis strikes, is your land trust ready? Read about practical steps that any nonprofit can take to help prevent bad things from happening and become more resilient.

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What Title Reveals that the Land Itself Cannot

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Summer 2016
Author: 
MaryKay O’Donnell

Since 2002, MaryKay O'Donnell, Midwest program manager for the Land Trust Alliance, has taught an "all about titles" course with other experts at Rally: The National Land Conservation Conference. She has distilled that knowledge in easy-to-understand article.