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Advocating for Conservation Funding

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Fall 2015
Author: 
Sara Mason Ader

Local-national partnerships create wins at the ballot box.

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Partnering with Next- Generation Farmers

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Summer 2015
Author: 
David Harper

Learn how land trusts can take additional steps, beyond preserving farmland, to actively help next-gen farmers create a secure, abundant food system in the communities we serve.

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It’s Up to Us

Source: 

2013 Annual Report

Author: 
Elisabeth Ptak

“If we’re going to increase the pace of land conservation, this is the way to do it.”

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Beyond Agricultural Conservation Easements: Ensuring the Future of Agricultural Production

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Summer 2013
Author: 
Jane Ellen Hamilton

We all have a deep connection to agriculture; whether because, as Mr. Berry points out, we all eat, or because we value the other important qualities that agricultural producers and their land provide our communities: dollars for local economies, scenic views, wildlife habitat, carbon sequestration and cultural values. For these reasons, America’s land trusts have embraced conservation of agricultural lands.

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Why Advocacy Matters

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Summer 2014
Author: 
Rose Jenkins

Because shaping federal policy is how we save local places.

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Setting the Pace: Why Land Trusts Need to Play a Role in Public Policy

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Fall 2012
Author: 
Chris Miller

For 40 years the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) has been promoting land conservation in a nine-county region at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia.