Ways to Learn

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Engaging New Audiences

Author: 
Joan Campau

How can land trusts attract new audiences and develop a broader, deeper base of support to best weather these uncertain times? The Colorado Conservation Trust (CCT) recently completed a pilot project with the Palmer Land Trust and the Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust (RiGHT) that explored this challenge.

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Reestablishing Historic Friendships around Land

Author: 
Sheila McGrory-Klyza

The forward-thinking Cibolo Nature Center (CNC) in Boerne, Texas, is looking to the past in fostering a diverse community focused on sustainability. For over a quarter of a century, CNC has been central to the conservation movement in the Hill Country outside San Antonio.

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Preserving African-American Land Heritage

Author: 
Sheila McGrory-Klyza

Although African-Americans had amassed 15 million acres of land in the South between 1865 and 1919, today 97% of those land assets have been lost. In 1920, African-American farmers controlled approximately 14% of the nation’s farmland, whereas today they control less than 1%.

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Health and Happiness

Author: 
Meredith Riley

Nature makes people feel better! Time outdoors leads to better fitness, less stress, improved attention, heightened creativity, and even a sense of spiritual connection.

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“No Child Left Inside”: Creating the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders

Author: 
Sheila McGrory-Klyza

Bayou Land Conservancy embodies the description “the little land trust that could.” This small organization with just 3.65 full-time employee equivalent staff members is located in Houston, the fourth most populous city in the nation. But within this highly developed region, the Conservancy is making a significant impact in preserving land and fostering the next generation of conservation leaders.

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Economic Benefits

Author: 
Francesca Dalleo

Conservation supports jobs in major industries, like agriculture, forestry, tourism and recreation. Strategic conservation also improves our communities and keeps us from wasting tax dollars.