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Winter 2009

Land Conservation

On Common Ground Winter 2009 Issue: Land ConservationProtecting the undeveloped countryside is still an important part of the smart growth equation. In this issue we turn our attention back to land conservation. At all scales — from establishing city parks to preserving farmland, from addressing sprawl in rural communities to protecting wilderness areas on public lands — providing and preserving open lands are vital to the health of communities and the environment.

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The Smart Growth of Rural Towns

Voters Say Yes to Conservation

State Government Takes a Lead in Open Space Preservation

Everybody Loves a Park

Land Trusts Preserving Our Natural Lands

The Conservation Synergy

A Cherry of a Deal

Protecting Our Nation’s Wildlands

The Conservation Boom

REALTORS® Take Action

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