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Sherwood Forest Conservation Effort Protects Endangered Wildlife Habitat And Local Jobs in Tennessee

Sherwood Forest (Source: Tennessee Division of Natural Areas)
The Conservation Fund and The Land Trust for Tennessee, in partnership with the State of Tennessee, announced the protection of 4,061 acres of forestland in the South Cumberland region of Tennessee. With funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)—through both the U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Legacy Program and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund—more than eight miles of streams in the Crow Creek Valley and vital habitat for more than one-third of all... Read more

National Conservation Innovation Grants

Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) are competitive grants that stimulate the development and adoption of innovative approaches and technologies for conservation on agricultural lands. Through CIG, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) partners with public and private entities to accelerate technology transfer and adopt promising technologies. Applications due January 9, 2017. Learn more and apply... Read more

Voters Approve Billions for Local Parks and Natural Areas

Yosemite National Park’s western boundary has expanded to include Ackerson Meadow, above. (Credit Robb Hirsch / The Trust for Public Land)
Voters across the nation approved local and state ballot measures providing more than $6 billion for land conservation, parks, and restoration. Many of the ballot measures called for tax increases or bonds. There were 86 local protection measures on the ballot and 68 passed, providing $6.3 billion for conservation, said Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land. Read more... Read more

Montgomery County, Maryland, Farmland Preservation Program

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Montgomery County, Maryland, Farmland Preservation Program Principle: Preserve open space, farmland, natural beauty and critical environmental areas In a nutshell: Even though it adjoins Washington, DC, and is home to one million people, Montgomery County, Maryland, runs one of the most successful farmland preservation programs in the country.  Using a variety of state and local programs, Montgomery County has preserved approximately 74,000 acres of its 93,000-acre Agricultural Reserve.  This extensive area of preserved farmland allows agricultural businesses and support services... Read more

New Jersey Pinelands Reserve

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New Jersey Pinelands Reserve Principle: Preserve Open Space, Farmland, Natural Beauty, and Critical Environmental Areas In a nutshell: New Jersey has the highest population density of any state: almost 1,200 persons per square mile in 2010.  Even so, about one million acres are designated for preservation and protection in the New Jersey Pinelands. In 1978 the U.S. Congress recognized the Pinelands’ significant ecological, natural, cultural, recreational, educational, agricultural and health benefits and created the 1.1 million acre New Jersey Pinelands National... Read more

California Coast: Where Obama May Establish New National Monuments

Trinidad Head, an area in Humboldt County that President Obama is considering for national monument status. (Credit: Conservation Lands Foundation)
President Obama significantly expanded his conservation legacy last month when he established a new national monument in Maine’s North Woods and quadrupled the size of an existing monument around the remote Northern Hawaiian Islands. Now, he may add six pieces of land to the existing California Coastal National Monument, an area set up to protect offshore rocks and islands. The properties total roughly 6,300 acres. Read more... Read more
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