Future generations

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    In New York's Hudson Valley, kids can explore nature with their library card

    By Kirsten Ferguson November 16

    Budding naturalists can check out nature in New York’s Hudson Valley with only a library card — and a sense of adventure.

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    Empowering the next generation

    By Kirsten Ferguson November 1

    To maintain wild spaces and advance future land protection, the next generation needs to learn stewardship values and a conservation mindset.

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    Throwback Thursday: Ranch acquisition links California coastal preserves

    By Corey Himrod August 18

    The Big Sur Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy secured the view from one of the most famous sections of California’s scenic coastal Highway 1 and linked 13 parks and preserves with their $37 million purchase in May of the 9,898-acre Palo Corona Ranch.

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    Keeping a family ranch in ranching hands

    By Kirsten Ferguson April 25

    After his dad passed away in 2014, rancher Dwight Auch’s mom told him — with unwavering conviction in her eyes — that the family needed to keep their Auch Angus Ranch in ranching hands.

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    Land trust expands wilderness area

    By Kirsten Ferguson March 28

    In July 2021, The Trust for Public Land and the Bureau of Land Management announced the expansion of the remote Sabinoso Wilderness Area in northeast New Mexico, which represents the largest land donation to a federal wilderness area in U.S. history.

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    A tale of two farms: The power of conservation easements

    By Dean Fedde March 28

    Dean Fedde and his brother Wayne are third-generation Nebraskan farmers who placed an easement on their property in 2010. This article was adapted from a letter Dean wrote in response to published attacks on private land conservation and the 30x30 goal.

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    Dune habitat in historic Black community conserved

    By Kirsten Ferguson March 28

    The accredited North Florida Land Trust recently paid tribute to MaVynee Betsch, an environmental advocate known as “The Beach Lady” for her efforts to protect Amelia Island’s American Beach.

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    This land trust protected a 'little paradise'

    By Lorri Barrett February 14

    Title issues may feel arcane or esoteric compared to joy of finalizing a donation of land. But such due diligence can be critical for sound conservation.

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    Conservationists protect a Green Cathedral

    By Lorri Barrett February 1

    In order to protect the Severn River and restore the Chesapeake Bay, land trusts and state agencies in Maryland were purchasing conservation easements on land around the river, protecting an area known as the Green Cathedral. But then something unexpected happened.

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    Don't bet against a land trust

    By Leslie Ratley-Beach January 26

    Alaska is beautiful. Its pristine lands and waters are breathtaking. And in many cases, we have Great Land Trust to thank for keeping them that way.