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For Melissa Burnett, a fellowship led to employment with Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. / Photo courtesy of Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.

Fellowships: A promising step toward greater organizational diversity

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Saving Land magazine, Summer 2022
Author: 
Marina Schauffler

Vigyaan Ramadhin was a college senior majoring in ecology when he saw a flyer describing a conservation diversity fellowship.

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The Griffith family cut the ribbon on their new home. Heather Benham, Athens Land Trust’s executive director, is pictured second from left. / Photo courtesy of Athens Land Trust

At home on the land

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Spring 2022 Saving Land
Author: 
Madeline Bodin

Community land trusts and conservation land trusts strengthen each other through innovative strategies for owning land.

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Vámonos walkers enjoy the outdoors as part of a program sponsored by the Santa Fe Conservation Trust. / Photo courtesy of Santa Fe Conservation Trust

Blazing trails for community conservation

Source: 
Tom Springer
Author: 
Winter 2022 Saving Land

There’s a simple, but powerful way for land trusts to get closer to the people they serve: Ask them to take a walk with you.

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Children play for the first time after the ribbon cutting ceremony in the Space to Grow schoolyard at Nathan Davis Elementary School. / Photo courtesy of Space to Grow

Bringing conservation to the playground

Source: 
Winter 2022 Saving Land
Author: 
Tom Springer

There’s an expression among conservation professionals that “asphalt is always the last crop.” Once an ecosystem gets plowed under and the very topsoil scraped off and trucked away, that’s true eno

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Students learn in the gardens at Wadsworth STEM, a Space to Grow school in Chicago. Space to Grow is a partnership of Healthy Schools Campaign and Openlands land trust to transform Chicago schoolyards into vibrant spaces to play, learn and be outside, while helping neighborhoods to reduce urban flooding. / Photo by Space to Grow

Counting what matters: Stories from the 2020 National Land Trust Census

Source: 
Winter 2022 Saving Land
Author: 
Tom Springer

You may have heard the saying, “No numbers without stories and no stories without numbers.” Since 1981, that sound piece of communications advice has been a guiding principle behind the National La

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