Landmarks, Landowners, Sporting Properties

2015 Land Report 100: Louis Bacon

BreadLoafCampus_lg

No. 45 Louis Bacon

218,331 acres | 210,278 under conservation
In the last two years, conservation philanthropist Louis Bacon made continued inroads to build upon conservation and restoration initiatives across his properties and worked to protect other special places throughout the country. In 2014, The Moore Charitable Foundation partnered with Middlebury College to establish the Bread Loaf Preservation Fund, which will preserve and maintain the Bread Loaf campus and the surrounding forests and fields while also supporting educational programming and recreational activities. Much of the 2,100 acres will be protected through a conservation easement held by the Vermont Land Trust working in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy. The Orton Foundation, the North Carolina affiliate of Bacon’s Moore Charitable Foundation, supports The Nature Conservancy’s efforts to restore the iconic longleaf pine forest throughout North Carolina’s Coastal Plain. At Orton Plantation, Bacon is restoring thousands of acres of longleaf pine forest through controlled burns and other management practices with the goal of restoring 11,000 acres by 2017.
Photo Credit: Middlebury College

READ MORE
Please sign me up to receive breaking news and updates from The Land Report:
Print & Gift
Subscriptions Available

RELATED ARTICLES

Sporting Properties

2018 Conservation Deal of the Year

  The nation’s oldest hunting and fishing club is saved from almost certain extinction. By …

Landmarks

2017 Land Report 100: O’Connor Heirs

No. 17 O’Connor Heirs 587,000 acres (up 7,000 acres) Irish immigrant Thomas O’Connor, a.k.a. “The …

Estates

Obamas Close on 29-Acre Vineyard Estate

Strong activity buoys Massachusetts coastal market. According to the Vineyard Gazette, the former First Family …

Copyright © Land Report LLC. All rights reserved.

Contact to Listing Owner

Captcha Code