Habitat conservation

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    Protecting our own little piece of the planet

    By Corey Himrod November 23

    Private land conservation provides a means for Americans of all backgrounds to save the places they need and love through personal initiative, landowner empowerment and charity — something we’re extremely thankful for this Thanksgiving.

  • These projects seek to preserve the Chesapeake Bay and its cultural significance

    By Corey Himrod November 4

    Some incredible environmental and cultural preservation projects are being carried out by land trusts throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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    Protecting the Sagebrush Sea

    By Kelsey Kuhnhausen October 26

    “[We see] unparalleled potential to build a connected, climate-resilient landscape linking more than one million acres of wildlife habitat." — Oregon Desert Land Trust

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    Huge win for nature in New Mexico

    By Kirsten Ferguson September 22

    The accredited New Mexico Land Conservancy recently completed one of the nation’s largest conservation easements.

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    A new forever-wild preserve

    By Kirsten Ferguson April 28

    Opportunities to protect thousands of acres as wilderness are rare in Vermont. Rarer still is the chance to preserve northern hardwood forest, a critical wildlife corridor and the headwater streams of two rivers: the Winooski and the Lamoille.

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    4,700 acres of coastal habitat protected in Texas

    By Kirsten Ferguson April 18

    Over 4,700 acres of coastal habitat in Texas along Halls Bayou and West Galveston Bay were recently acquired by Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) and will be permanently protected with a conservation easement held by the Katy Prairie Conservancy (both accredited). The newly named Chocolate Bay Preserve includes tidal marshes, freshwater and brackish wetlands and coastal tallgrass prairie.

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    A haven for endangered bats in Indiana

    By Kirsten Ferguson April 14

    Bats are invaluable to North American ecosystems for their role in eating insects and saving plants and trees from damage and disease. But white-nose syndrome, the fast-moving fungal disease, has decimated North American bats in recent years. And habitat destruction is another threat, including from wind farms, which can wipe out bat habitat during construction and then contribute to bat losses while operating.

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    A big project for a little bunny

    By Kirsten Ferguson March 31

    The quaint New England town of Stonington, Connecticut, may not be the first setting that comes to mind when thinking about wildlife habitat for an imperiled species. But southeastern Connecticut has one of the few remaining populations of New England cottontail rabbit — a native species with trickier habitat needs than its non-native relative, the Eastern cottontail.

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    Safe migration routes for Western wildlife

    By Kirsten Ferguson March 31

    If you’ve seen a grizzly bear in a movie like Legends of the Fall, chances are you’ve seen the work of Vital Ground Foundation, an organization that protects the very land that wild grizzly bears need to survive.