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Land Trusts

November 1, 2019, 1pm PDT
Ventura County, Located to the north and west of Los Angeles County, will soon have its first two community land trusts.
Ventura County Star
February 8, 2019, 9am PST
In some Latino neighborhoods, the gentrifiers are also Latinos. The result is a complicated mix of culture, change, and resistance.
May 2, 2018, 11am PDT
Despite new construction, Miami homes remain stubbornly expensive. An opinion piece for Next City makes the case for community land trusts as a solution.
Next City
March 27, 2015, 11am PDT
VA home loan guaranties and community land trusts are perfect partners—but not everyone knows that yet.
April 27, 2012, 10am PDT
Ole Amundsen discusses the Central Indiana Land Trust's recent work in proactive land use planning, signaling a broader change in the way land trusts are doing business.
APA - Sustaining Places Blog
December 16, 2011, 10am PST
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.
High Country News
January 22, 2010, 10am PST
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.
January 3, 2010, 1pm PST
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.
The New York Times
December 21, 2009, 11am PST
When a nonprofit conservancy dissolves, their land trusts go into limbo, calling the restrictions on development into question.
High Country News
December 10, 2009, 8am PST
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.
The Christian Science Monitor
November 30, 2009, 8am PST
Richard Louv proposes that local groups use the land trust model to create small public spaces, or what he calls "button parks."