In March 1982, a young organization launched its first newsletter — 16 pages that began with an introduction to the group “organized to serve as the catalyst and hub of a communications and mutual support network.” The Land Trust Exchange was born (predecessor to the Land Trust Alliance), and its newsletter, Exchange, covered the new field of private land conservation.

In 2008, Exchange morphed into Saving Land, the nation’s leading magazine written by and for land conservationists that is available quarterly to Land Trust Alliance members and partners. The 40-page color magazine offers stories, tips and resources on the latest trends in land conservation.

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Become a Land Trust Alliance supporter at the $50 level and you can receive Saving Land magazine in your mailbox! Land Trust Alliance members receive three copies of each issue as part of their membership benefits.

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The spring 2024 edition of Saving Land highlights programs for women in land conservation, features land trusts working for dark skies and gives advice for how land trusts can engage younger audiences.

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We're award-winning

The EXCEL awards recognize excellence and leadership in association media, publishing, marketing and communication. The awards are issued by the Association Media & Publishing Network, which became part of the Software & Information Industry Association in 2017.


In  2022, Saving Land won a silver EXCEL award in the magazine Redesign category.


In 2013, a special 30th anniversary edition of Saving Land (Fall 2012) won gold in the Single Topic Issue category.


The 2008 Saving Land premiere issue won gold in the Best Redesign and Most Improved categories of the EXCEL awards.

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