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2010-12-15 16:17:00

Accreditation Awarded by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, announced that the California Rangeland Trust has been awarded accredited status. "Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever," said Commission Executive Director Tammara Van Ryn. "The...

2010-12-02 14:59:00

STANISLAUS COUNTY, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- California's agricultural economy and culture deserve protection. That was the conclusion of the Fifth District Court of Appeal in a unanimous decision on Monday. The Court upheld a Stanislaus County ordinance requiring developers to protect one acre of farmland for every acre they convert to large-scale residential use. The decision overturns a Superior Court ruling that found in favor of the Building Industry Association (BIA),...

2010-09-09 11:13:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- KIRO 7, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), is searching for Western Washington's third Cox Conserves Hero. Nominations end Monday, September 13 at 5:00 p.m. PT. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070925/CLTU013LOGO-a) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070925/CLTU013LOGO-a) To nominate an individual, visit http://budurl.com/KIRO7. Following the nomination stage, the Cox Conserves Judging Circle, a group of local...

2010-08-17 12:06:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- KIRO 7, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), today launched the search for Western Washington's third Cox Conserves Hero. The Cox Conserves Heroes program encourages the public to nominate people in their community who create, preserve or enhance places for everyone to enjoy - parks, greenways, gardens, waterways, plazas, streets and public squares. These everyday heroes make our communities better places to live, work and play. Eligible...

2010-07-08 11:42:00

See this family on new YouTube video! SACAMENTO, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tim Koopmann and his family were honored in June at the annual fundraiser for the California Rangeland Trust with the third annual Conservationist of the Year Award for their life-long commitment to ranching, the environment and rangeland conservation. Tim, his wife Melinda and children Clayton and Carrisa, operate a family-run beef cattle ranch in Sunol, a small community in Alameda County. They...

2010-05-28 08:19:00

NAPA, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Rangeland Trust is pleased to announce the permanent conservation of the 1,275-acre Running Deer Ranch, owned by John and Judy Ahmann in Napa County. The Rangeland Trust worked with the California Department of Conservation, U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP), and the Napa Land Trust to place an agricultural conservation easement on the property, ensuring that it will remain a...

2010-03-05 11:09:00

Funding is split to cover two areas within the watershed totaling 29.8 acres WATSONVILLE, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced floodplain easements have been signed and restoration work will begin shortly on a $357,000 project for the Pajaro River Watershed, funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The funding is divided between two adjacent properties both of which will help to...

2009-10-12 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jamie Williams, The Nature Conservancy's Northern Rockies Initiative Director, and a pioneer in collaborative conservation work in the West, was announced today as the winner of the Land Trust Alliance's prestigious Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award. He is the fourth recipient of this honor awarded by the Land Trust Alliance to recognize outstanding leadership, innovation and creativity in land conservation. Williams was also...

2009-07-20 15:36:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- With bond financing for most state projects frozen because of the budget crisis, a statewide public education program began today to remind Californians of the many benefits from their past investments in natural resources and to explain the continuing need to conserve land, water and parks for future generations. The launch of a new website today and additional information in the weeks ahead will kick off an education program, entitled...

2009-07-09 10:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Rangeland Trust is pleased to announce the permanent conservation of the 2,918-acre Ichord Ranch, owned by Paul Ichord, in Merced County. Funding from the California Wildlife Conservation Board purchased a conservation easement to conserve rolling grasslands with a high density of vernal pools and associated rare and endangered species. The conservation easement will ensure the existing habitat will continue to be managed...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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