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By Richard Brewer

Land trusts, or conservancies, guard land by way of possessing it. This version of saving land by means of deepest motion has turn into dominant simply because the Nineteen Eighties and this publication bargains a whole remedy of the USA land belief stream as a very important function of present efforts to guard the surroundings.

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We should then possess public spaces which would exhibit something more refreshing than a monotony of clipped grass and scattered flower beds. In 1893, Eliot joined Olmsted’s firm as a partner. In the meantime, at Thanksgiving 1888, he had married Mary Yale Pitkin, whom he met on the voyage to England. They eventually had a family of four daughters. As an adolescent, Eliot was diffident, somewhat hypochondriacal, and sometimes lonely and depressed, but his adult life was happy, successful, and well-ordered.

An unusual feature of Sempervirens was the high degree of participation by women; eleven of the twenty-eight people in the photo are women. 36 Called the Sempervirens Fund, it uses standard land-trust methods for acquiring land, most of which it transfers to Big Basin Redwoods State Park or other parks and preserves. By 1998, according to the LTA directory, the Sempervirens Fund had protected more than 8,500 acres and had 15,000 members. Save-the-Redwoods League. The Save-the-Redwoods League arose from a fabled August 1917 camping trip by three conservation-minded individuals, Dr.

59 Whyte was an establishment figure—an editor at Fortune magazine, best-selling author of The Organization Man, member of presidential task forces and commissions. He also had an abiding interest in preserving open space that had begun in his childhood home, the rolling country of Chester County, Pennsylvania. Whyte was a writer of plain and lucid prose, rather like that of E. B. White. Securing Open Space, though a monograph on conservation easements, is thoroughly readable. He concentrated on easements because of the then-unrealized potential of this approach to saving open space.

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