Grasslands may trump forests at carbon storage in a warming world

- In the News

Source: Monga Bay

by Morgan Erickson-Davis, Monga Bay A new study finds grasslands can be more effective than forests at storing carbon in places prone to drought and wildfire – a condition likely to worsen in many parts of the world. This is because grass stores much of its carbon underground in its root mass, which makes it…
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Creating Community Wealth: Debt as a Tool for Conservation

- Blog

Many land trusts are adapting the tools of the financial marketplace—tools that we use for business and personal success every day—to proactively protect parks, natural areas, forests, farms, and trails for the benefit of all.
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Palouse Land Trust Welcomes New Executive Director

- Blog

With over 11 years of involvement in local conservation, Lovina Englund brings expertise, energy, and passion to her new role as ED of Palouse Land Trust.
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Blues Crew Hits the Trail

- Blog

Source: Union-Bulletin

The Blues Crew, a newly formed team of Blue Mountain Land Trust volunteers, has a mission: to help the Forest Service keep Walla Walla’s trail system healthy and utilized.
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State Supreme Court decision on recreational immunity

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Earlier this year, WALT joined with partners to submit a Friend of the Court brief outlining our concerns about recreational immunity on public and private lands.
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Beaches Rebound in the Sound

- Blog

Source: Guest post by WALT Volunteer Kaia Boonzaier

The removal of shoreline armor is vital for Puget Sound recovery – but new armoring is being built faster than it can be removed. Fortunately, land trusts are helping to lead the way.
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Federal Update: Good news from DC

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Congress passed an omnibus appropriations bill in late March with robust funding for Washington conservation priorities. Thanks to the leadership of Washington’s congressional delegation, Congress clearly rejected the Administration’s proposed budget which had slashed funding.
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Farming Carbon in our Soils

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Source: Guest post by WALT Volunteer Kaia Boonzaier

By protecting traditional farm, land trusts protect valuable carbon sinks. Moreover, land trusts are working with landowners to improve farming and ranching stewardship practices to ultimately enhance the ability of the land to sequester carbon.
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Advisory: Abusive tax shelters

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Washington’s land trusts operate at the highest degree of integrity and ethics. There is no evidence that and abusive tax shelter transaction has occurred in Washington, however, we as a community need to be aware.
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Celebrate Earth Day with your Local Land Trust

- Blog

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by getting outside with your local land trust? Check out which land trusts are hosting Earth Day celebrations and volunteer days for you and your family!
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