By Richard Brewer
Land trusts, or conservancies, safeguard land via possessing it. This version of saving land by way of inner most motion has turn into dominant merely because the Nineteen Eighties and this ebook bargains an entire remedy of the USA land belief stream as a very important function of present efforts to guard the surroundings.
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33 Like many other persons, Hill saw the redwoods as a natural wonder that everyone should be able to experience. In early May of 1900, he assembled a group to tour redwood groves in the Big Basin. This region, up the coast several miles from the grove Hill had tried to photograph, was chosen on the recommendation of the Stanford University botanist and Sierra Club activist William Dudley. As the group sat around their campﬁre on the banks of Sempervirens Creek the evening of May 18, Hill suggested that the time had come to start an organization to save redwoods.
67 This workshop was given an odd title: the National Consultation on Local Land Conservation. Held in Cambridge in October 1981, it included representatives of about forty organizations including about two dozen land trusts. 68 The meeting was a great success. One participant compared it to an oldfashioned revival meeting. The participants refreshed, inspired, and educated one another. Most agreed that it should not be a one-time event, and out of it came the Land Trust Alliance (see chapter 9).
At the ﬁrst meeting of the ofﬁcers in August 1919, Merriam outlined the purposes of the Save-the-Redwoods League: It would acquire the stands of redwoods along the rapidly extending highways and others threatened by lumbering and assist in the establishment of a Redwoods National Park. By 1920, the League had nonproﬁt status and was in full operation with over 4,000 members spread over the United States. The earlier executive committee was now a self-perpetuating Council of twenty-six members, including William F.
Conservancy: The Land Trust Movement in America by Richard Brewer