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State acquires 2,500 acres of forestland in Union County

1750 days ago From Evansville Courier & Press   View Archived Article

EVANSVILLE, INDIANA - Federal funds from the Forest Legacy Program and state funds from the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund were employed in the purchase. Funds from the Nature Conservancy of Kentucky also assisted, according to Ridley, who has been an advocate f ...

Nature Conservancy seeks to protect the Red Hills of Kansas

1752 days ago From Kansas City Star   View Archived Article

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - By MATT CAMPBELL To the south and west lies another region that is also older than the dinosaurs, and it's the target of a major new initiative by the Nature Conservancy in Kansas. The group is launching a $1 million campaign to acquire conservat ...

Land purchase expands state park with trout streams, limestone cliffs

1753 days ago From Minnesota Public Radio   View Archived Article

ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA - The Department of Natural Resources and the Nature Conservancy announced the expansion of Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park in southeastern Minnesota. The DNR has worked with the Nature Conservancy and the landowner for five years to acquire a ...

Nature Conservancy plans controlled burns along coastal plain in effort to prevent wildfires

1756 days ago From The Republic   View Archived Article

COLUMBUS, INDIANA - The Durham-based Nature Conservancy said Thursday it will conduct a series of controlled burns on nature preserves throughout 2012. Angie Carl, who directs the controlled burns along the coastal plain, says the low-intensity fires help clear out shru ...

Green Swamp preserve grows

1757 days ago From Star News Online   View Archived Article

WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA - BRUNSWICK COUNTY | The Nature Conservancy has purchased nearly 500 acres in Brunswick County near the conservation group's Green Swamp Preserve, according to a news release. The Dec. 29 purchase, which was funded by a $450000 state Environmental ...

Minnesota nature preserve helps SD

1759 days ago From Sioux Falls Argus Leader   View Archived Article

SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA - The Nature Conservancy has donated a 95-acre preserve in Minnesota to the US Fish and Wildlife Service. It's one element in a broader plan to protect thousands of acres of tallgrass prairie in South Dakota. As part of the deal, Black Dog Preserve ...

Nature Conservancy acquires Hoke County land to replenish longleaf pines

1759 days ago From Fayetteville Observer   View Archived Article

FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA - By Andrew Barksdale RAEFORD - The Nature Conservancy of North Carolina has scooped up a 98-acre tract in northern Hoke County as the latest effort to preserve the state's diminishing longleaf pine forests. Debbie Crane, a spokeswoman for the nonp ...

Restoration means success

1764 days ago From Monroe News Star   View Archived Article

MONROE, LOUISIANA - Since 2009, The Nature Conservancy and the US Fish and Wildlife Service have worked hand-in-hand on the largest wetlands reclamation project in the nation. Tucked in the northwest corner of Morehouse Parish, in the Upper Ouachita National Wildlife .. ...

The Nature Conservancy buys land on Sodus Bay

1765 days ago From Rochester Democrat and Chronicle   View Archived Article

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK - More than 500 acres of woods, wetlands and meadows on the southwest side of Sodus Bay are being acquired by the Nature Conservancy and will be set aside as a wildlife refuge. The nonprofit group announced Dec. 21 it was purchasing the land from a ...

Nature Conservancy gets prime Big Island coastal land

1765 days ago From Bizjournals.com   View Archived Article

HONOLULU, HAWAII - Mitchell's son, Angus Mitchell, has donated the seven acres of land to The Nature Conservancy. Photo courtesy of Pictometry via The Nature Conservancy. The son of the late hair stylist and hair care product icon Paul Mitchell has donated seven ac ...

Conservancy receives grant to continue rebuilding oyster population in bay

1765 days ago From Seacoastonline.com   View Archived Article

PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE - Dr. Ray Konisky, director of marine science for the New Hampshire chapter of the Nature Conservancy, displays several of the tons of clam and quahog shells used in the creation of reefs in the Great Bay estuary as part of an effort to restore the ...

Nature Conservancy to buy 500 acres near Sodus Bay

1771 days ago From Rochester Business Journal   View Archived Article

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK - By ANDREA DECKERT More than 500 acres of undeveloped local land, known as Shaker Heights, will be purchased by the Nature Conservancy before the end of the year, the agency said Wednesday. The land features Sodus Bay shoreline, forests, wetlands, ...

Nature Conservancy set to close purchase deal on 500 acres of Lake Ontario shoreline

1771 days ago From Syracuse.com   View Archived Article

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK - By David Figura/The Post-Standard More than 500 acres of undeveloped land on the shore of Lake Ontario known as Shaker Heights will be purchased by The Nature Conservancy before the end of the year, the conservation group announced Wednesday. ...

Nature Conservancy gets grant to restore Great Bay estuary oysters

1772 days ago From Seacoastonline.com   View Archived Article

PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE - NEWMARKET - The Nature Conservancy's New Hampshire Chapter announced today that it has received a $24000 grant from the New Hampshire Conservation License Plate Program to continue its efforts to restore native oysters in the Great Bay estuary by ...

Land swap protects 10,300 acres

1774 days ago From The News Tribune   View Archived Article

TACOMA, WASHINGTON - The coalition, led by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, The Nature Conservancy and the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, completed the Heart of the Cascades project in phases. The final phase, which closed Thursday, involved 7711 acres of Plum ...

Coral bleaching threatens South Florida reefs

1776 days ago From Sun-Sentinel   View Archived Article

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA - A survey coordinated by The Nature Conservancy, involving 13 dive teams from government agencies, universities and non-profit groups, found that 21 to 50 percent of colonies checked in the Keys, Broward County, Biscayne Bay and Martin County had ...

Shale Drilling Means Big Changes for Landscape

1776 days ago From WYTV   View Archived Article

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO - "People don't understand how transformative this is going to be," said Nels Johnson, deputy director of the Nature Conservancy's Pennsylvania Chapter about pipeline construction in Pennsylvania. "To give you a sense of what tha ...

Groups work together to preserve natural beauty of California

1779 days ago From Sage Nonprofit Solutions   View Archived Article

AUSTIN, TEXAS - The groups from the Bay Area - including The Nature Conservancy, Peninsula Open Space Trust, Save the Redwoods League, Sempervirens and the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County - will spend $30 million to help preserve the 8532-acre CEMEX Redwoods. ...

Mississippi River study looks to aid environment

1779 days ago From WDRB   View Archived Article

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - The Nature Conservancy is giving $400000 toward the US Army Corps of Engineers study. Leaders of the environmental group hope to unseal many of the backwaters and side channels stopped up in efforts to confine the river to a single channel. ...

97 acres of prairie to be preserved in Clay County

1780 days ago From In-Forum   View Archived Article

FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA - MOORHEAD =96 Property linking two large parcels of Nature Conservancy land in Clay County has been purchased through the Minnesota Prairie Recovery Project. MOORHEAD =96 Property linking two large parcels of Nature Conservancy land in Clay County has ...

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