Resources and Tools

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We’re on the Case

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Leslie Ratley-Beach

As conservation evolves, so does the law. To help you minimize audits and legal challenges, the Land Trust Alliance is on the case. We’ve tracked and summarized the most significant challenges to assist you and your donors with conservation easement drafting and documentation.

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One Alliance, One Community

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Fall 2018
Author: 
Christina Soto

The Land Trust Alliance works with the land trust community in countless ways, demonstrating how we are all stronger together.

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An Integral Part of Life

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Rob Aldrich

Imagine if conserved land were socially durable. That means people can’t live without it. Think schools, clean water and emergency services. When those are threatened, people rise up and defend them.

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Voiced: Protecting a Vital Tool

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Fall 2017
Author: 
Mike Carlson

Have you ever wondered why conservation easements are such powerful and effective tools? Or why you and your local land trust should care about their legal underpinnings?

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Old McDonald Didn’t Get a Tax Break

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Lorri Barrett

Old McDonald had a farm, but he didn’t get a tax break. The tax court issued its first interpretation of the “farmer and rancher rule,” which gives qualified farmers a boost when claiming a tax deduction for a conservation easement.