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Protecting Land Through Conservation Development: Lessons from Land Trust Experience

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Summer 2014
Author: 
Jennifer Anderson

Around for about 40 years, conservation development projects that combine real-estate development with conservation of land and other natural resources—is not new. But how prevalent is it? From October 2007 through April 2010, Jeffrey Milder, then a researcher at Cornell University, and Story Clark, a conservation finance expert, decided to find out.

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The Benefits of Strategic Land Conservation Planning

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Winter 2009
Author: 
Kendall Slee

In the 264 square miles of western Penobscot Bay, Maine, where the Coastal Mountains Land Trust works, there are scenic vistas, waterways, farmland, woods and coastline aplenty to tug at conservationists’ heartstrings. But the land trust’s focus is laser-sharp. It has delineated six focus areas — just over 11 square miles of its service area — as the places it will spend its time, money and other resources protecting.

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Better Together: Land Trusts Win by Collaborating

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Winter 2011
Author: 
Edith Pepper Goltra

When land trusts band together, good things happen.

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Managing Mergers: How to Combine Forces to Boost Finances and Capacity

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Winter 2011
Author: 
Jennifer Anderson

In the years leading up to Fox Valley Land Foundation’s merger with The Conservation Foundation, founding board member June Keibler was in the office five days a week.

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Conservation in a Broader Context: Land Trusts and Land Use Planning

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Winter 2013
Author: 
Ole Amundsen III and Susan Culp

Land trusts are making great strides in strategic conservation planning, but conservation efforts do not occur in a vacuum.

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Putting Their Heads Together

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Winter 2014
Author: 
Edith Pepper Goltra

What can small land trusts offer large, regional land trusts that have been around for years, have large staffs and are protecting thousands of acres? As it turns out, quite a lot.