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2011-11-01 09:31:49

During the past decade, voluntary contracts called conservation easements have become a popular method for conserving land.

2011-05-31 10:26:00

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Land Trust of Tennessee, the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust and Wildlands Network received a Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) conservation grant today in support of their work to help private landowners and government agencies in the southeastern United States protect special forest sites though working-forest conservation easements. The three non-profit conservation organizations were awarded a total of $65,000 over two...

2011-05-17 23:00:00

Sixth Annual Land Policy Conference is May 22-24 in Cambridge, Mass. CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The use of value capture to finance local infrastructure, transportation projects, and urban redevelopment is the topic of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy's 6th annual Land Policy Conference at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge May 22-24. The concept of value capture is based on engaging the private sector to contribute to the cost of major infrastructure and...

2011-05-10 06:05:00

Regularization of Informal Settlements in Latin America looks at awarding titles, upgrading CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today one out of four urban residents in Latin America lives in a dwelling that does not have a legal title, or lacks urban services such as water and sanitation, or is constructed in a precarious location.

2010-12-15 16:17:00

Accreditation Awarded by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, announced that the California Rangeland Trust has been awarded accredited status.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.