Addressing Gender Bias in Conservation Organizations

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Source: Land Trust Alliance

by Elisabeth Ptak, Saving Lands 2018, Land Trust Alliance. Read the full article here!   Even the mother of the modern conservation movement, Rachel Carson, experienced sexism in her field. Carson’s groundbreaking book Silent Spring, written on the dangers of pesticides, was maligned as “emotional,” “shrill” and “hysterical.” Fifty-six years later, women in conservation, including…
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Building a Cleaner Future

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WALT endorses Initiative 1631, a Washington State ballot measure that addresses carbon pollution and community resiliency in the face of a changing climate.
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Matching Farm to Farmer

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Source: Guest post by WALT Volunteer Kaia Boonzaier

With their new online tool, PCC Farmland Trust is not only expanding opportunities for Puget Sound farmers, but also playing a crucial role in conserving and protecting Washington’s precious farmlands.
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Blues Crew Hits the Trail

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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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Beaches Rebound in the Sound

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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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