Advocating for Farm Bill Conservation Programs

- Blog

Our priorities are to protect conservation funding through ACEP and RCPP & to make these easement programs more accessible for land trusts and landowners.
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Convening the Conversation around Community Forests

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Source: Authored by Jefferson Land Trust & WALT

This August, Jefferson Land Trust and Sustainable Northwest hosted a tour of Jefferson Land Trust’s Chimacum Ridge Community Forest – an amazing example of how community forests are forging the way for community conservation.
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Washington Outdoor Recreation Boasts $7.6 Billion in Annual Wages and Salaries

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In July, the Outdoor Industry Association released its Outdoor Recreation Economy Report for all 50 states. As for Washington, our outdoor industry simply can’t be beat.
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“A perfect partnership”

- In the News

After nearly eight years of work and anticipation, Whatcom Land Trust announced its newest acquisition of 11.5 acres of valuable estuary habitat in the Drayton Harbor Watershed in Birch Bay.
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Charitable Gift for Working Lands: Strategies for Land and Philanthropy

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While investing in farm & forestland is common, few organizations are set up to take donations of working lands. This report gives an introduction to organizations and programs currently receiving and managing working land donations.
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Water and Birds in the Arid West: Habitats in Decline

- Resources

This report authored by the National Audubon Society, represents the first comprehensive assessment of the complex & vital relationships that exist among birds, water, & climate change in the region.
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The Beaver Restoration Guidebook

- Resources

This guidebook provides a practical synthesis of the best available science for using beaver to improve ecosystem functions. If you are a restoration practitioner, land manager, landowner, restoration funder, project developer, regulator, or other interested cooperator, this guidebook is for you. The Beaver Restoration Guidebook was prepared by US FWS, NOAA, University of Saskatchewan, and USFS.
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Lack of a state capital budget leaves projects in limbo

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The Washington State Legislature ended their third special session without passing a capital construction budget. This unprecedented situation impacts communities across our state — including critical conservation, habitat restoration, salmon recovery and parks and trails projects that have been put on hold and thrown into an uncertain future.
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Donor Spotlight: Brian Childs

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We’re starting a new quarterly story in our e-news called Donor Spotlight, which will feature an individual, business or organization that is an active supporter of the Washington Association of Land Trusts. This issue we’re featuring Brian Childs, the Training Program Manager at Moz and a long time donor and volunteer for WALT.
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Raise a glass for your local land trust

- Blog

Land trusts working to protect farmland are protecting the source and character of some of our favorite beer ingredients.
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