To preserve and protect open space, wildlife habitat, working agricultural lands and the scenic and cultural values of Central Arizona for future generations.
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PRESIDENT'S 2015 FALL MESSAGE
Recently Central Arizona Land Trust received a very important letter (it even arrived via US Postal Service, as well as email).
This important letter advised us that our ‘pre-application’ for accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the national Land Trust Alliance has been accepted. Continue...
In a strong bipartisan action, the Senate voted 65-33 today to pass the bill that will make the tax incentive for conservation easement donations permanent. This follows yesterday’s 318-109 vote in the House. This legislation has been a priority for the Land Trust Alliance for a decade, and it represents a huge win for conservation, for landowners and for the land trust community. Once signed into law the incentive will be applied retroactively to start Jan. 1, 2015.
Today’s vote also reauthorized the Land and Water Conservation Fund for three years and increased its funding from $306 million last year to $450 million this year.
Thank you to all who reached out to legislators to educate them about both the importance of this incentive and the critical role that land trusts play in communities across the country. And thank you to all those on Capitol Hill who are champions of conservation and this legislation.
The success of this initiative — and all of the programs the Land Trust Alliance delivers — are made possible by the generous support of our many partners, funders and donors.
Today is a great day for conservation!
CONGRESS VOTES TO MAKE TAX INCENTIVE PERMANENT!!!
THE CENTRAL ARIZONA LAND TRUST WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO MADE A YEAR-END DONATION IN 2015.
Top 5 Reasons Why YOU Should Financially Support YOUR Local Land Trust:
5. To preserve wildlife habitat, clean water and open space for generations to come.
4. To support the farming and ranching way of life.
3. To protect local agriculture, part of the 37 million acres which generate our nation's food supply.
2. To conserve the local landscape you love.
1. Because asphalt is the last crop.
An important facet of CALT's role in regional land protection is holding conservation easements in perpetuity.