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Compromise Needed On Roads Built Through Sensitive Wild Areas
2014-08-21 03:48:59

Cell Press Compromise solutions must be found when it comes to roads built through sensitive tropical and subtropical areas, say experts writing in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on August 18. While developing nations need to deploy adequate transportation infrastructure to develop mineral and energy resources, the researchers write, governments too often put development ahead of wildlife without thinking about the long-term consequences. "Roads are increasingly being built and...

2014-08-04 00:20:14

Leading automaker pledges funds to the National Trust for Historic Preservation at the 2014 National Association of Black Journalists Convention BOSTON, Aug. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine it's the early 1900s; ladies are headed to the salon to get coiffed and primped. Thanks to Madame C. J. Walker, America's first self-made female millionaire, plenty of hair and cosmetic products are available. Yet today, the estate of this legendary businesswoman, Villa Lewaro, needs legal...

2014-07-17 23:02:48

An article in the newest issue of Rangeland Ecology & Management addresses declining greater sage-grouse populations and the 2015 deadline to afford them Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection as a case study to examine the complex nature of these decisions. The problems facing sage-grouse are not only regulatory in nature; the complexity of the ecosystem and how it affects their habitat are also large factors which are not easily addressed within a regulatory framework such as the...

2014-07-17 12:24:03

Gift Exemplifies 'Patriotic Philanthropy,' As The 2016 National Park Service Centennial Approaches WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today a gift made history and saved history. National Park Service (NPS) Director Jonathan B. Jarvis and National Park Foundation (NPF) President and CEO Neil Mulholland joined businessman and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein to announce Rubenstein's $12.35 million donation, a lead gift in the National Park Foundation's Centennial...

2014-06-11 16:24:28

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With one month before the first deadline of USDA's Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), American Farmland Trust today released a resource guide to provide additional information for partners as they develop proposals. "Every day, farmers rely on the soil, fresh water, and other natural resources to grow their crops and ensure their livelihoods," said AFT President and CEO Andrew McElwaine. "We must encourage sound conservation...

2014-06-11 12:22:58

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Concerned that proposed cuts to federal agriculture conservation programs will have dire consequences for agriculture, the environment, and food security, more than 30 groups today urged Congress to honor the commitments made in the 2014 Farm Bill and restore hundreds of millions of dollars in additional cuts to critical conservation programs. In a letter sent today to House and Senate Appropriators, American Farmland Trust, National...

2014-05-29 16:27:50

WINDSOR, Conn., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Connecticut Working Lands Alliance, a project of American Farmland Trust, today announced the seven winners of the first-ever FFA/Agriscience/4-H Student Essay Contest. Students were asked to write a 750 word essay to answer the question, "If we, as a State, want to increase everyone's consumption of Connecticut-grown food and farm products from current levels of less than 2 percent to 10 percent, what role could farmland protection...

2014-05-29 16:22:26

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legislation to permanently enact a tax incentive designed to spur land conservation and conserve America's working farms and ranches - H.R. 2807 - was passed out of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee today. "This is a great step forward for land conservation and for providing a reliable tool to ensure today's natural treasures can be enjoyed for generations to come," said Rand Wentworth, president of the Land...

2014-05-29 12:23:14

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust and representatives of agriculture, conservation and communities throughout New York today applauded the announcement by Governor Andrew Cuomo that New York is restarting its Farmland Protection Program with $20.5 million in state funding. "AFT could not be more pleased that Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature answered the call more than 225 members of the agriculture community made at our conference...

2014-05-27 20:20:54

California's Bay-Delta Designated a Critical Conservation Area DAVIS, Calif., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new era in American conservation efforts with an historic focus on public-private partnership. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), created in the 2014 Farm Bill, will fund a number of conservation activities across California - with special funding available for...


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