Land trust have been able to increase their holds during the last five years. Lower land prices and conservation easements on working ranches and farms have enabled greater conservation efforts.
Dec 16, 2011 High Country News
This piece from <em>Miller-McCune</em> looks at the conservation easement and explains how the legal device is being used to protect land and prevent sprawl.
Jan 22, 2010 Miller-McCune
Preservation groups and land trusts are beneficiaries of the economic recession, as prices on land have dropped low enough for many to buy up land for conservation purposes.
Jan 3, 2010 The New York Times
When a nonprofit conservancy dissolves, their land trusts go into limbo, calling the restrictions on development into question.
Dec 21, 2009 High Country News
The U.S. Government has agreed to a settlement of $3.4 billion for failing to pay royalties on mineral and grazing leases to Native Americans.
Dec 10, 2009 The Christian Science Monitor
Richard Louv proposes that local groups use the land trust model to create small public spaces, or what he calls "button parks."
Nov 30, 2009 Citiwire.net