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Conservation policy is a complex, multi-disciplinary ever-evolving field. Our conservation and stewardship experts advance the ongoing dialogue about local, regional, and national conservation policy. Here, they share the latest news and insights.

Conservation Policy Blog Feed

October 28, 2021

At the Land Trust, we are proud of how our work is in direct harmony with the culture and activity of the Lowcountry. By preserving land we also preserve the integrity of our wildlife, agriculture, and economy. Conservation is a…

August 20, 2020

Take a moment, close your eyes, and envision a farm. What do you see? We each have our own vision of a farm, and for many of us, we have a close attachment to the places that produce fruits and…

July 13, 2020

The Land and Water Conservation Fund, America’s most important conservation and recreation program, has been permanently reauthorized. But the job is not finished. We must ensure that this wildly successful 55-year-old program will not continue to get less than half…

September 25, 2018

The South Carolina Tree Farm Program supports sustainable management of family owned forest lands for wood, water, wildlife, and recreation. If your woods are part of your family legacy, you've worked hard to ensure that your family can continue to…

March 7, 2017

Post & Courier Op-ed: "South Carolinians can help save the conservation bank" February 25, 2017   On February 25th, The Post and Courier published an op-ed by Land Trust President & CEO Ashley Demosthenes and Board Member Burnie Maybank urging all South Carolinians to support…

October 1, 2016

Banking on conservation   The South Carolina Conservation Bank is a source of critical funding for land conservation in our state.   And it is funding that is very much at risk. As citizens, we each play an essential role…