Conservation

FOR SALE: Adirondack Landmark Whitney Park Listed for $180 Million

William C. Whitney established the 36,000-acre Adirondack landmark in 1897. He paid $1.50 an acre for approximately 80,000 acres in and around the New York township of Long Lake. Socialite, philanthropist, and renowned Thoroughbred breeder Marylou Whitney inherited the estate

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Posted in Conservation, Estates, Feature, New York, News Desk, Northeast, Recreation, Timber

The Conservation Fund Acquires Colorado’s Sweetwater Lake

The 488-acre purchase of one of Colorado’s largest natural lakes means the water and surrounding terrain will fall under federal protection thanks in part to the Great American Outdoors Act, which the Senate passed on June 17. Once approved by

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Posted in Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land, Water, West

Conservation Fund Highlights Achievements in New Report

156 projects in 35 states. 207,000 acres worth more than $323 million. 5,000 jobs created or kept. These are a few of the facts and figures contained in The Conservation Fund’s 2019 Annual Report, which is now available online. Founded

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Land Report 2019 Conservation Deal of the Year: Las Varas Ranch in California

Las Varas Ranch is donated to the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). In a move that won praise from both educators and environmentalists, Berkshire Hathaway’s second-in-command funded the $70 million acquisition of the historic 1,800-acre Las Varas Ranch by

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Conservation, Feature, News Desk, Pacific

The Conservation Fund Acquires Chadbourne Tree Farms

In purchasing the 15,408 acres in Western Maine, the nonprofit intends to protect the historic forestland from both development and fragmentation while also honoring the land’s history. The prized timberland dates to 1634 when England’s King Charles I sent William

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Maine, News Desk, Northeast, Timber

Bearing the Brunt

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a lower court ruling that maintains federal protection for grizzly bears in the 22.5-million acre Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. BY TODD WILKINSON | PHOTOGRAPHY BY THOMAS MANGELSEN The recovery of grizzlies in the

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Idaho, Montana, Public Land, West, Wyoming

Congress Passes Great American Outdoors Act

The bipartisan effort represents the largest investment in public lands in more than a half century. The legislation would fund in its entirety a conservation program known as the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which has languished since its creation

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk

Bayer Launches Carbon Initiative

The agricultural powerhouse announced plans to reward farmers in the US and Brazil for generating carbon credits as a result of adopting climate-friendly practices that include no-till farming and cover crops. The company’s stated objective? To reduce the carbon footprint

Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Energy, Feature, News Desk

Land Report 2019 Deal of the Year: La Bandera Ranch in Texas

Twice in the twenty-first century, LA BANDERA RANCH has come to market. Both times it sold in the blink of an eye. By Henry Chappell The sale of one of the most renowned hunting properties in the Lone Star State

Posted in Conservation, Dogs, Feature, Henry Chappell, Hunting, Minerals, Recreation, Texas, West

Cumberland Plateau NFWF Announced $1.3 Million In Grants

States in which grants will be used include Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) grants target the restoration, enhancement, and protection of shortleaf pine, oak, and riparian forests. “More than two-thirds of the forests

Posted in Alabama, Conservation, Feature, Georgia, Kentucky, Public Land, Recreation, South, Tennessee

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