News and Notes

Land Trusts as Places for a Half-Earth Future

Keeping the wilderness forever-wild

In this fascinating conversation with Jon Leibowitz, Executive Director of the Northeast Wilderness Trust, we learn what it means for an area to truly be “wilderness” and the differences and designations between public and private land. A must listen to get a better understanding of how we can work toward conserving Half-Earth.


What is a land trust?

Jon Leibowitz, Executive Director of the Northeast Wilderness Trust, explains how he got involved in the land trust movement, what a land trust is, and how the Northeast Wilderness Trust strives to protect land and help people fall in love with it.


Land Trusts as Places for a Half-Earth Future

Jon Leibowitz gets into the nitty-gritty of how a land trust works, what conservation easements are, and why private land is an essential part of achieving the goal of Half-Earth.


Phenomenal Maps: Half-Earth in Action

In this phenomenal image activity for your classroom, students compare and contrast three maps and the conservation data depicted by each map. This mapping data, along with the video chats above, help students understand the role of private land for the Half-Earth mission.

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