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The health of our waters: Protecting the Great Lakes Basin

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Spring 2021
Author: 
Laura Eklov

Land trusts across the country are working diligently and creatively to protect water quality, quantity and equitable water access every day. Land trusts working in the Great Lakes basin are no exception, helping to protect one of the largest sources of fresh water on Earth. Covering 21% of the world’s surface fresh water, there’s a lot at stake.

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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.

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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.

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Unwelcome Arrivals: Facing Climate-Driven Stewardship Challenges

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

Climate change is challenging land trusts in many ways, including in stewarding protected lands. Find out how land trusts are managing threats in a systematic way to increase the land’s resilience.

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