Washington pushing back on proposed federal conservation cuts

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  The President’s proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget, released in late May, throws federal conservation funding into a high level of uncertainty. The administration’s budget proposal cuts many conservation funding programs. However, Congress will make the final decision on the 2018 budget. Congress’ 2017 spending bill, which was broadly positive for conservation programs, gives hope…
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A letter home from camp

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  Looking out across a room of 175 of the Northwest’s most dedicated conservationists, brought together by this year’s Land Camp to build networks and expertise, the word on everyone’s lips was hope. This was the 5th biannual Northwest Land Camp, hosted in partnership by Washington Association of Land Trusts and the Coalition of Oregon…
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Five Land Trust properties perfect for weekday hikes

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  Summer is here! And that means Washington is enjoying some of the longest days of the year. Even after the work day, there are still several hours of sunlight before dusk settles in. With this warm summer sun and long, slow evenings, what better to do than sneak in an extra weekday hike? Here…
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Welcome to Claire Fox, our new staff

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We are excited to share the great news that we have brought on Claire Fox as our new Outreach and Development Coordinator. Claire recently moved to Seattle from North Carolina, and has happily put down roots in Washington. She holds a B.A. from Dickinson College and Master of Environmental Management and Master of Forestry degrees…
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Protecting Farms, Forests, and Fish in Chimacum

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The Olympic Peninsula holds onto its local economy and farming heritage in Chimacum, with the help of the Jefferson Land Trust
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Connecting the Community to Conservation

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Community Conservation is a method of approaching conservation that includes a diversity of communities in the experiences and benefits of conservation.
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National Land Trust Census released

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Land trusts have protected over 866,000 acres in Washington, according to the 2015 National Land Trust Census Report.

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Round up for conservation

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You can now round up your digital spare change to support the Washington Association of Land Trusts! It’s never been easier to join us in strengthening Washington’s land trusts.
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Explore our new website

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Learn about why we’re so excited about our new website – and get involved. Our website is a hub for conservation resources for our member land trusts and the public.
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Speak up for the Land and Water Conservation Fund

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A provision in the federal Energy Bill — currently being negotiated — would permanently authorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
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