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Location: Bellville, Texas, United States

I never would have predicted this one

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Great Article for Anyone Interested in Land Trusts

A bull market in land preservation
Some free-market environmentalists see private ownership through trusts and conservation easements as compatible with state efforts to save rural acreage.

That's the headline from this terrific article from the Baltimore Sun. (registration is required but it's free). It really lays out the case for working with private land trusts, as more and more people start to doubt whether their state and federal governments are going to do the right thing and preserve wild lands. Anyone who handles websites for trusts might want to think about linking to this one. The Nature Conservancy takes a few (accurate but unfair) shots, and might want to work on the reporter for a followup story highlighting the good that it does. But everyone else should share early and often.

Also, thanks to Bob Whitson for his nice note. Bob writes the Howling at a Waning Moon blog which I've read for some time, and put in my permalinks on the left. If you haven't checked it out, you're missing a valuable resource. Welcome, Bob!

Finally, JOB OF THE DAY. The California Rangeland Trust is looking for a Director of Planning and Development. Looks like a big job for a worthy organization.


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