The Nature Conservancy's mission
is to preserve plants, animals and natural communities that represent the
diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
The Conservation Fund
provides the know-how and find the funds to buy ecologically or culturally
significant land (and water). So far, the Fund has forged partnerships
to protect 1.3 million acres. They recently bought 300,000 acres of forestland
in Vermont, New Hampshire and New York. 70 percent of the property will be protected
as traditional working forests, while the remaining 30 percent includes
environmentally sensitive areas that are targeted for public ownership.
Trust for Public Land. A great organization
that acquires land for public use in urban areas. So far, they've saved
over a million acres of land in 45 states, including Walden in Massachusetts.
The Little Traverse Conservancy
is northern Michigan's Land Trust. They do not engage in lobbying or political
activities -- they just acquire and protect land.
Land Trust Alliance, 1319 F Street NW, Suite 501, Washington, DC 20004,
laura AT themoorefamily.com
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