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Articles

A Call to Action for Land Conservation in America

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Winter 2020
Author: 
Andrew J. Bowman

I argue tonight that the land trust community must move beyond making a generalized case for wildlife habitat conservation and natural climate solutions. We need to be fluent in just how much can be achieved in the United States and aware of how much land conservation is required in the country to squeeze the full potential out of the land sector. We then need to commit to those goals and strategize how we will reach them. And because time is of the essence, we need to make monumental progress over the coming decade.

Articles

3 Billion Birds Gone

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Spring 2020
Author: 
Sara Barker

Birds connect us to wild spaces and our natural world. They give nature a voice through birdsong and add to the beauty of landscapes as they soar in the sky. They help to pollinate plants, disperse seeds and are bioindicators of ecosystem health. Birds connect us to the land, bring people together and give them joy. But now, birds need our help.

Articles

Restoring Wetlands in Ohio

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Winter 2020
Author: 
Marina Schauffler

Like rivers merging, land conservation and water protection run together in farming regions. Waterways can be degraded by a wide range of agricultural practices, from tilled fields left bare to manure stockpiles and streamside grazing. Yet the waters at risk are often the foundation of community well-being—supplying drinking water, providing recreational opportunities and supporting wildlife.

Articles

Harnessing the Power of the Sun

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Fall 2019
Author: 
Marina Schauffler

Land trusts are stepping forward to help guide the design and siting of new solar facilities, always keeping top-of-mind the preservation of agricultural, ecological and other conservation resources.