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How land trusts are using amendments to address future changes

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Leslie Ratley-Beach

The Land Trust Alliance has long held that amendment clauses in conservation easements actually strengthen easements and improve enforceability. Rather than falling short of “protected in perpetuity,” amendment clauses improve the chances that easements will be protected in the long term.

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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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The Syndication of Conservation Easement Tax Deductions

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Summer 2015
Author: 
Timothy Lindstrom

Syndications involving the allocation of tax deductions deserve close scrutiny by the land trust community. Conservation easement law specialist Tim Lindstrom describes the problem in laymen’s terms and provides practical tips for land trusts to avoid deals that seem “too good to be true.”

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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.”