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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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Case Study: Cardinal Land Conservancy Inc.

Source: 
An Introduction to Mergers for Land Trusts
Author: 
Land Trust Alliance

In Ohio, three land trusts merged to address staff growth and secure lands in perpetuity. Lesson learned: Mergers are not easy. Expect the unexpected and allow time to deal with challenges as they arise.

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Case Study: Colorado Open Lands

Source: 
An Introduction to Mergers for Land Trusts
Author: 
Land Trust Alliance

Two Colorado land trusts merged to ensure perpetuity, solve financial challenges, deepen public trust and create greater impact. Lesson learned: Take a systematic, phased approach to a merger.

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DJ Glisson, II

A New Reality: Land Trusts Face Expanding Energy Infrastructure

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Fall 2017
Author: 
Marina Schauffler

Energy infrastructure projects pose complex challenges and unavoidable conflicts for land trusts. Through, education and engagement, land trusts can meet them head on.

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