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2008-09-30 15:00:31

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF A land trust is purchasing an island in East Grand Lake that is popular with local residents and fishermen. The Woodie Wheaton Land Trust, based in the Washington County border town of Forest City, secured a loan from a bank after Greenland Island went for sale on the real estate market. The island is located just offshore from the Greenland Point boat launch on East Grand Lake near Danforth. At just 6 acres in size, Greenland Island is relatively...

2008-09-27 15:00:19

By Donna M. Perry FARMINGTON - Ed Kfoury and Nancy Perlson of the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust were recognized Friday for their efforts that "go above and beyond" to serve Maine's outdoors interests, fish and wildlife resources and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Under the guidance of Kfoury, the president of the trust since its inception in 1991, and Perlson, the executive director, the organization has conserved 12,500 acres of important wildlife habitat, 45...

2008-09-24 12:00:19

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Communications Manager, Sarah Bray, +1-713-265-0310, or Cell, +1-832-226-2116, or Fax, +1-713-265-0365, sarah.bray@horizonwind.com, of Horizon Wind Energy, LLC Company Sets Standard with Unprecedented Conservation Efforts in Kansas KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Wind Energy, LLC, a leading wind project developer, owner, and operator, signed an agreement today with the Ranchland Trust of Kansas [RTK] and The Nature Conservancy of Kansas...

2008-09-23 00:00:18

By Justin Vellucci Nine years ago, Ken Gfroerer traded in a home in Green Tree for the natural wonders of the Laurel Highlands, moving an hour east to a 51-acre farm where he and his wife, Lisa, could ski, hike and maintain a large organic garden. They wanted to preserve the land as well as live on it. So, they donated what's called a conservation easement. "If you really have a bond with your land and you really care about it, it's a way to permanently protect it," said Gfroerer, 43, of...

2008-09-16 12:00:21

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Walter Abramson of the Minnesota Land Trust, +1-612-647- 9590 Island home of legendary conservationist Ernest Oberholtzer to remain undeveloped ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Land Trust and the Ernest C. Oberholtzer Foundation announced the permanent protection of the Review Islands -- the Rainy Lake home of conservationist Ernest C. Oberholtzer. Completion of this project ensures that the islands' important historic,...

2008-09-11 21:00:14

By ERIK ROBINSON An ecologically rich chunk of northwest Clark County would be permanently conserved under a land swap being considered by the county, the state Department of Natural Resources and a local family. The area encompasses 340 acres near Mud Lake, southwest of the confluence of the north and east forks of the Lewis River, and within a half-mile of a casino being proposed by the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. Much of the property is forested terrain within a canyon sloping to the lake...

2008-08-28 21:00:27

The board of governors for Yeager Airport has approved a plan for an old airport access road to be turned into a hiking and biking trail. The proposal by the Charleston Land Trust would convert an old equipment road used 50 years ago in the construction of the airport to a trail linking Coonskin Park with downtown Charleston. The trail would enter airport property from a point along Barlow Drive, not far from the trailhead for Coonskin Park's Elk River Trail. From Barlow Drive, the trail...

2008-08-28 21:00:26

By Rick Steelhammer Yeager Airport's governing board on Wednesday tentatively approved a plan by the Charleston Land Trust to convert an old equipment road used 50 years ago in the construction of the airport into a hiking and biking trail linking Coonskin Park with downtown Charleston. The trail would enter airport property from a point along Barlow Drive not far from the trailhead for Coonskin Park's Elk River Trail. From Barlow Drive, the trail would climb a hillside overlooking Elk...

2008-08-27 12:00:55

By Denis Cuff A conservation group is buying 423 acres of Franklin Canyon land in Hercules where local residents voted in 2004 to block a developer's plans for 500 proposed homes, a hotel and shops. Bringing to a close one of Contra Costa's longest struggles over development versus preservation, the Martinez-based Muir Heritage Land Trust will announce today that it has negotiated a sales agreement to buy the land for $1.8 million from a group of investors. Muir, a nonprofit group, has...

2008-08-26 15:00:39

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF ORONO - Dave Thompson paused for a moment after slogging through part of an old logging road flooded by a hardworking beaver family and the summer's seemingly nonstop rain. The precipitation had let up a bit again, if only briefly. But it was long enough to hear the birds chirping away in an expansive bog that is practically in the backyards of tens of thousands of Bangor- area residents, yet noticed by very few. "It's pretty quiet," said Thompson, a...


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