Case Studies: Conservation & Affordability of Working Land

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This 2015 report by California FarmLink share nine case studies of how land trusts and other conservation groups are working to protect agricultural land by promoting secure tenure for the farmers and ranchers who steward them. PDF: Conservation and Affordability of Working Lands, 2015 Source: California FarmLink 

Alternative Ownership Models for Conserved Farmland – Model Lease & Easement Documents

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These model lease and model easement documents, developed by Equity Trust, are alternative ownership models designed to keep farms affordable for farmers and producing food for their communities.
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Conservation 2.0: How Land Trusts can Protect America’s Working Farms

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This report by the National Young Farmers Coalition calls on land trusts and public and private funders to adopt and incentivize new conservation easements that keep land affordable for working farmers.
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San Juan Preservation Trust Names New Executive Director

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This February, the San Juan Preservation Trust welcomes Angela Anderson as their new Executive Director. As a lifetime conservationist and native Washingtonian, Angela says, “this is both a homecoming and the job of a lifetime.” Join us in welcoming Angela!
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Capital Budget passes!

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You can almost hear the sound of projects breaking ground and communities cheering across the state. The legislature finally passed a capital budget for the 2017-19 biennium, unlocking millions of dollars for conservation, recreation, and other community infrastructure priorities.

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Kitsap Salmon Get More Real Estate

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The clock was ticking for Great Peninsula Conservancy to protect prime salmon habitat in south Kitsap County. Learn how an act of spontaneous generosity saved this stream.
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Welcoming the Trust for Public Land’s New NW Director

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With a profound background in conservation leadership and relationship-building, David Patton is ready to hit the ground running to advance TPL’s mission in the PNW.
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Tech in the Trees

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Microsoft and Nisqually Land Trust are partnering up once more to brainstorm new innovations that marry conservation and tech. 
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Natural History Set in Stone

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Paleontologists fill in gaps in the Northwest’s fossil record on shorelines conserved by Columbia Land Trust.
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Outdoor Learning in Shelton: Connecting Kids to the Land

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Using a land trust property as an outdoor classroom, Capitol Land Trust and the Pacific Education Institute are helping the next generation connect with the land.
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