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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...

2008-08-23 15:00:22

LONDON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 23, 2008) - Canada's Environment Minister John Baird announced an investment of $278,462 to the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority for The Thames River Aquatic Ecosystem Stewardship Initiative under the Habitat Stewardship Program. "Our Government is committed to protecting and preserving our natural environment," said Minister Baird. "I fully support grassroots community initiatives like these that deliver real results for Canadians by improving...

2008-08-21 21:00:21

By Kathy Kellogg A committee of the Cattaraugus County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board will take the next few months to study farmland preservation through state and federally funded purchase of development rights. The board met Tuesday with Diane Held of the American Farmland Trust and discussed ways to fund the county's 2007 Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan. Held told them one out of four applicants are successful in getting state and federal funding for purchase...

2008-08-20 15:00:34

By Meaghan Wims; Edward S Clement Jr The Sakonnet Greenway trail has been eight years in the making, but in just a few months, the final stretch will be finished and joggers and walkers will have five full miles of trail to explore. Until then, the Aquidneck Land Trust needs your help. The Land Trust announced yesterday that it has been awarded a $40,000 "challenge" grant from The Nature Conservancy through The Champlin Foundations. The trust is asking the public to match the grant...

2008-08-07 15:00:30

By Randal Edgar A total of $339,555 has been donated to the town for conservation purposes by 29 individuals, says Town Administrator Bruce R. Keiser, after the local land trust withheld its donation. JAMESTOWN -- When they voted unanimously last year to protect 145 acres of farmland, residents thought that about a fifth of the $9.3- million price for the development rights was going to be covered by the local land trust. That scenario fell through when the land trust -- saying the...

2008-08-05 18:00:19

By The Times and Democrat, Orangeburg, S.C. Aug. 5--Norfolk Southern has granted a conservation easement on 12,488 acres of Dorchester County land, preserving it permanently. Norfolk Southern, through two subsidiaries, has granted an easement on 12,488 acres of its Brosnan Forest timber and wildlife preserve to the Lowcountry Open Land Trust. The property is near the 15,000-acre Francis Beidler Forest, which is owned and operated by the National Audubon Society. Beidler Forest and...

2008-08-05 15:00:25

By Brian Hicks, The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C. Aug. 5--Although southern Dorchester County is one of the fastest-growing areas in the state, there is one big patch of land in the middle of the county that will never see a subdivision or a strip mall. Norfolk Southern has donated a conservation easement to the Lowcountry Open Land Trust that will protect nearly 12,500 acres of the Brosnan Forest from development. Forever. Land trust officials say it is likely the largest...

2008-08-05 12:00:28

By Terry Date, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Aug. 5--WINDHAM -- A proposal to place 83 acres of town conservation land into a permanent protective easement stirred debate among the selectmen last night. The land is made up of two parcels near Goodhue Road, clustered among several hundred acres of conservation property. Residents will vote on the proposal, Article 2, on Sept. 9 as part of the Special Town Meeting warrant. Supporters of Article 2 said there are 190,000 reasons...

2008-08-04 15:00:28

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Will Haynie, Executive Director of Lowcountry Open Land Trust, +1-843-577-6510 CHARLESTON, S.C., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of the most ecologically significant land in the U.S. will be protected permanently from development 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. Norfolk Southern,...

2008-08-04 12:00:47

By Terry Date, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Aug. 4--WINDHAM -- Selectmen had originally planned to wait until next spring before asking voters if they wanted 83 acres of town land near Goodhue Road to be managed as a conservation easement by a land trust. The prevailing thought on the board was to not put this question on the special Town Meeting warrant in September because they didn't want to muddy the waters for the main question on the special warrant -- whether to build a...


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