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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...

2012-04-29 23:03:10

Many homeowners are starting to feel a new wave of "fast moving" foreclosure cases from their lenders. The new wave is affecting millions of homeowners in default. Now there is a company that offers the homeowner cash for keys and allows them to walk away with something rather than nothing. Costa Mesa, CA (PRWEB) April 28, 2012 As a struggling homeowner choices are limited, wait to long and the lender could take a property leaving the homeowner behind lost and confused. many are protecting...

2012-04-12 10:20:48

FAIRFIELD, Calif., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Solano Land Trust has been granted an extension in its campaign to complete its purchase of Rockville Trails, 1500 acres of sensitive habitat that forms the southwest gateway to the Western Hills of the Blue Ridge Berryessa Natural Area. The Land Trust secured an option to buy the property for $13.5 million as a result of a legal settlement. To date, $8.5 million of the purchase price has been secured. The Land Trust anticipates receiving an...

2012-02-27 15:06:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, 643 organizations, representing tens of millions Americans, expressed strong support for the Conservation Title of the U.S. Farm Bill in a letter sent to Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee Frank Lucas (R-OK), as well as the ranking members of those committees. The letter urges the committees to provide the greatest possible priority for...

2012-02-16 20:51:00

SANGER, Calif., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Creating a landmark legacy, Gerawan Farming has forever protected over 9,200 acres (more than 14 square miles) of fertile farmland in California's San Joaquin Valley. The Gerawan Family, farmers for nearly three-quarters of a century, has voluntarily placed this actively farmed land into a permanent agricultural conservation easement. The easement will be administered by the Wildlife Heritage Foundation, a non-profit, public-benefit land...

2012-01-04 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than a decade after saving scores of community gardens from the auction block, The Trust for Public Land has signed over the deeds to 32 gardens to the Brooklyn Queens Land Trust, the organizations announced today. To date, TPL has invested more than $4 million in improvements to 69 gardens, which cover nearly eight acres and are worth more than $7 million. "The Trust for Public Land didn't just buy the gardens, we embarked...

2011-11-01 09:31:49

During the past decade, voluntary contracts called conservation easements have become a popular method for conserving land. Embodied in an agreement between landowners and a government or non-governmental organization, these easements have differing goals, structures and financial arrangements. As the area protected by easements has grown to 30 million acres, questions have multiplied. Are easements the most efficient way to conserve land and biodiversity? What easement structures are...

2011-10-25 12:16:00

Approximately $20 million invested in local farm and ranch communities DAVIS, Calif., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) California State Office, with the California State Department of Conservation (DOC) and several farm and ranchland trusts, have had an historic year preserving 14 significant farms and ranches throughout Northern and Central California in 2011. NRCS and partners invested approximately $20 million in...

2011-09-08 13:00:00

STOCKTON, Calif., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sitting in the middle of what is arguably the best walnut and cherry orchard land in the world is the Brandstad Farms. This highly productive land, located five miles east of Stockton, has been permanently preserved for agricultural production for future generations, the Central Valley Farmland Trust (CVFT) announced today. "This is a beautiful example of California's prime farmland," CVFT executive director Bill Martin said. "This...

2011-05-31 10:26:00

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Land Trust of Tennessee, the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust and Wildlands Network received a Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) conservation grant today in support of their work to help private landowners and government agencies in the southeastern United States protect special forest sites though working-forest conservation easements. The three non-profit conservation organizations were...