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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...

2009-07-06 11:36:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Rangeland Trust has partnered with Panorama Meats, Inc. of Vina, Calif. in a joint effort to support the long-term conservation of California's rangelands. Beginning this week, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of all Panorama Organic Grass-Fed Beef sold in California will be contributed to the California Rangeland Trust to assist ongoing work to place conservation easements on working cattle ranches. "The...

2009-07-06 11:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Rangeland Trust has hired Tina Batt, Walnut Creek, as their new Bay Area Program Manager to facilitate conservation and mitigation easements and related projects on working ranches in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. In this position, supported by the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund and other private foundations, Tina will negotiate easement transactions and serve as the California Rangeland Trust's principal staff liaison...

2009-04-24 10:08:51

 The loss and fragmentation of Texas' farms, ranches and forests is part of a continued trend that highlights the importance of rural lands in maintaining the state's natural resources and economic base, according to a newly released study.The study shows that lands classified as farms, ranches and forests declined in 156 of Texas's 254 counties between 1997 and 2006. In all, there was a loss of 2.1 million acres of agricultural lands since 1997, the report notes."When you talk about the...

2009-04-22 08:41:00

Conservation Easement Ensures Camp/Quad Will Remain Undeveloped SUSSEX, Wis., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Quad/Graphics President & CEO Joel Quadracci is proud to announce on Earth Day that the company has donated a conservation easement on its 325-acre Camp/Quad parcel of land in Erin, Wis., to Tall Pines Conservancy, a non-profit land trust dedicated to preserving natural areas in and adjoining Northwestern Waukesha County. (Logo:...

2008-10-21 06:00:15

By Haya El Nasser Climate change is prompting some conservation groups to broaden strategies in buying pristine lands, recognizing that some may be under water in 50 years or undergo other drastic changes. For the first time, land trusts and other conservationists are factoring in evidence that global warming is altering the migration of species, reconfiguring coastlines and transforming natural habitats. "Natural habitat in one place now might move 100 miles in 50 years because of...

2008-10-10 09:00:30

CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- More of South Carolina's coastal plain near Charleston, containing some of the most important ecosystems in the U.S., will be protected permanently from development. The Lowcountry Open Land Trust (LOLT) said Thursday that it is protecting an additional 10 properties, totaling more than 2,500 acres, in the upper Edisto River Basin and Four Holes Swamp watershed. The properties include the donation to LOLT of a conservation easement on 154...

2008-10-10 03:00:16

By Anonymous Some of the most ecologically significant land in the U.S. will be protected permanently through a conservation easement donated by Norfolk Southern to the Lowcountry Open Land Trust. The easement is thought to be one of the largest in the Southeast and the largest ever by a corporation in South Carolina. NS, through two subsidiaries, has granted an easement on 12,488 acres of its Brosnan Forest timber and wildlife preserve near Dorchester, S.C., 35 miles northwest of...

2008-10-06 15:00:17

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF The area known as The Basin is a short drive or bike ride from the village shops, traditional island homes and working waterfront along Vinalhaven's downtown strip. But staring out over The Basin's calm waters and surrounding dark green hillsides, it's easy to forget that Maine's largest year- round island town is just a few minutes away. In fact, it is easy to let the lapping waves, clear waters, circling eagles and other wildlife of this sheltered...

2008-10-02 15:00:30

By MEAGHAN WIMS Under the agreement, the land trust paid the Kempenaars $500,000 for a perpetual conservation easement on 30 acres of the 34-acre property. MIDDLETOWN --The Aquidneck Land Trust, the Kempenaar family and the town have permanently preserved 30 acres of the Boulevard Nurseries property as open space, the trust announced yesterday. The property is one of the few remaining scenic tracts on busy East Main Road and abuts two other protected parcels: the 33-acre Tibbetts...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
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  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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