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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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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Prescribed Burning in Puget Sound

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The Center for Natural Lands Management is scaling up the use of prescribed fire as a powerful conservation and restoration tool for Puget Sound prairies. Plus, you have to check out this amazing drone footage!
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Carbon legislation stalls in Olympia, but land trust work moves forward

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  We’re disappointed to report that legislation to address carbon pollution has stalled in the Washington state legislature. Governor Jay Inslee and Senator Reuven Carlyle, the prime sponsor of the carbon tax bill, announced last week that they were a few votes short of passing the measure out of the state Senate. The bill, SB…
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Donor Spotlight: Cherie Kearney

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“We have changed the way that Washington State thinks about private land conservation. We have changed policy and perception. We have brought bipartisan support that no one else can bring for conservation.”
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