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2014-03-27 12:24:14

VANCOUVER, March 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and its partners are pleased to announce the acquisition of a 1,836-acre (743-hectare) property in the South Okanagan Similkameen. More than 30 species at risk are found on these lands, which are seen as a critical acquisition to conserve BC's vanishing native grasslands. The $4.4 million initiative garnered a wide range of support, including the Government of Canada through the Natural Areas Conservation Program,...

2013-11-25 08:29:10

BATON ROUGE, La., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The efforts of employees from Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leading provider of innovative and sustainable specialty chemical solutions, to build, maintain and preserve wildlife habitats achieved national recognition at the 25(th) Annual Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Symposium. Together with the WHC, employees at multiple Albemarle sites have created wildlife habitat and conservation programs on the company's properties to...

2013-11-21 16:22:43

BALTIMORE, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) has awarded Wildlife at Work certifications to three ITC Holdings Corp. programs for contributions to wildlife habitat conservation in Michigan and Iowa. ITC received the recognition at WHC's 25(th) Annual Symposium, Celebrating Corporate Conservation, on November 14 in Baltimore. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131121/DE21730LOGO ) Environmental programs established for at least one year are...

2013-05-10 08:27:43

POULSBO, Wash., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pope Resources (Nasdaq: POPE) announced a $5.7 million conservation sale to Columbia Land Trust of 2,330 acres on the southern flanks of Mount St. Helens. The sale conserves approximately nine miles of sensitive Pine Creek riparian habitat and adjacent forestlands. Pine Creek is a prime habitat for bull trout, a threatened species listed under the federal Endangered Species Act. Columbia Land Trust acquired the land with a grant from the...

2012-11-14 20:20:35

OLYMPIA, Wash., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jim Buck received the highest award from the forestry association at the Washington Forest Protection Association's (WFPA) 104(th) annual meeting last week. The award is in memory of the late Stu Bledsoe, a visionary and leader in the legislature, agriculture and forestry communities. The award goes to those "who have made a difference" in their careers, and in this case, made a difference in the future of forestry in Washington...

2012-08-30 23:01:34

The new, second edition of the National Fish Habitat Action Plan advances science-based conservation mission and incorporates new objectives focused on locally driven efforts to reverse deteriorating fish habitats. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 29, 2012 The National Fish Habitat Board today released the second edition of the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (Action Plan), setting forth a mission-critical approach to conserving the nation´s aquatic resources for the future. The...

2009-12-01 10:45:00

NOVI, Mich., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) today announced it received international recognition for the company's contributions to wildlife habitat conservation at the Wildlife Habitat Council's (WHC) 21st Annual Symposium, Evergreen: A Celebration of Conservation in a Changing World. ITC demonstrated its commitment to environmental stewardship and increasing native biodiversity by achieving Wildlife at Work(SM) certification at the ITC transmission...

2009-11-11 07:00:00

BALTIMORE, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) today certified 24 additional programs at Waste Management (NYSE: WM)-owned sites and recertified 18 other programs as protected habitats, bringing to 73 the total number of WM programs preserved under the council's programs. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090219/WMLOGO) At its 21st annual symposium, WHC named 24 additional WM programs to the "Wildlife at Work" certification program and four...

2009-09-15 14:06:00

SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Two Countries, One Forest: At a meeting today of the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers held in St John, New Brunswick, the New England Governors committed to a New England wide cooperative action plan for the conservation of New England's forests, farms and coastlines. At a meeting that addressed climate change, energy development, transmission and the development of a green...

2008-08-23 15:00:22

LONDON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 23, 2008) - Canada's Environment Minister John Baird announced an investment of $278,462 to the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority for The Thames River Aquatic Ecosystem Stewardship Initiative under the Habitat Stewardship Program. "Our Government is committed to protecting and preserving our natural environment," said Minister Baird. "I fully support grassroots community initiatives like these that deliver real results for Canadians by improving...