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2013-09-30 08:23:47

Nonprofit conservation organization has saved 7 million acres of rainforest since 1988 - Kicks off campaign to save 5.9 million acres of jaguar habitat in Amazon rainforest WARRENTON, Va., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Land Trust-US, a nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1988, has a new name: Rainforest Trust. The adoption of the new brand, effective today, marks the start of the organization's 25th anniversary year and the kick-off of a fundraising...

2013-08-12 23:19:03

567 acres of spectacular Maine land is released and priced at $595,000. 200 plus acres of land is also released and priced at $239,000. (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 Great Brook Preserve (GBP) with 69 large acreage tracts of land is a gated village located just minutes from Sunday River Ski Resort and the award-winning Sunday River Golf Club. This truly is a rare opportunity to own over several hundred acres of pristine estate sized Maine land in one of Newry’s most stunning private villages....

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...

2012-12-21 00:20:06

TRUCKEE, Calif., Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Conservation groups today announced the purchase and protection from development of the nation's largest cross-country ski area, the 3,000-acre Royal Gorge property on Donner Summit in the Sierra Nevada. The Trust for Public Land and the Truckee Donner Land Trust, working as part of the Northern Sierra Partnership, raised $11.25 million, meeting a Dec. 20 deadline. The total includes private donations along with public money. The...

2012-12-17 16:22:08

$4.3 million available for farmland conservation in California DAVIS, Calif., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has set Feb. 15, 2013, as the deadline for accepting applications for the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP). "This program continues to offer private landowners the opportunity to protect farm and ranch lands in a way that keeps working land in production and preserves open space," said...

2012-10-01 10:21:25

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The St. Simons Land Trust announced today the closing of the organization's purchase of Cannon's Point, an undeveloped, 608-acre wilderness tract located on St. Simons Island,?Georgia. The sale transfers ownership of Cannon's Point from Wells Fargo to the Land Trust, which intends to manage the land as a publicly accessible wilderness preserve that will be protected by a conservation easement. The St. Simons Land Trust is a non-profit,...

2012-09-30 02:20:03

Program honors Boston attorney who helped create the Land Trust Alliance CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peter Stein, a leader in forests and rural lands conservation and managing director of Lyme Timber Co, was named the Kingsbury Browne Fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Stein, who previously was senior vice president at the Trust for Public Land, was also named the winner of the Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award by the Land Trust...

Donner Summit Land Reclaimed From Developers
2012-08-08 11:02:49

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nearly 3,000 picturesque acres of Sierra Nevada parkland atop Donner Summit will be safe from development, a coalition of environmental groups announced this week. Property from the former Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort and its a proposed 950-home development at the site slipped into foreclosure. It´s one of the most high-profile acquisitions to date by land trusts in California that have set out to acquire property slated...

2012-08-06 02:22:43

TRUCKEE, Calif., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The famed 3,000-acre Royal Gorge property on Donner Summit in the Sierra Nevada will be bought and protected from development under an agreement announced today by The Trust for Public Land, the Truckee Donner Land Trust (TDLT), and the Northern Sierra Partnership (NSP). The agreement is a big change for a property that, as recently as 2007, had been slated for major resort development. That proposal stalled in the face of...

2012-06-12 10:21:00

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, more than 500 organizations, businesses and individuals signed a letter asking congressional leaders not to further cut funding to the Conservation Title of the Farm Bill. Noting that conservation programs already have been significantly cut in recent years and will bear more than their fair share of deficit reduction in the Farm Bill as currently drafted, the letter asks Congress to "hold the line" on conservation funding at the...