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Success Story DuPont Estate Permanently Protected
Winterthur, the former private estate of Henry F. du Pont, will be permanently protected as open space, following the decision by its board of directors to donate a conservation easement on 982 acres to the Brandywine Conservancy.
Located in Land Trusts / Northeast Success Stories
Success Story 234 Acres Saved!
In late December, the Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) recorded the donation of a 234-acre conservation easement in Charles County from Mr. Michael J. Sullivan and his wife, Laura.
Located in Land Trusts / Northeast Success Stories
Success Story History Lives in North Carolina
NC - "One of the only ways to leave a legacy after we’re gone is to permanently protect a piece of property. Horseshoe Farm will be just the way it is now for perpetuity,” says Terry Reeves.
Located in Land Trusts / Southeast Success Stories
Success Story A Sense of Place
WV - Many people may think that having a conservation easement on your property means that you sit there and watch the trees grow, and that the land is normally not used for economic benefit. This is not the case with North River Retreat, my 437-acre property near Delray (Hampshire County).
Located in Land Trusts / Southeast Success Stories
Success Story A Swath of Undisturbed Forest
The 998 acres of undisturbed forest in Hardy and Hampshire counties has been in the family of Carlton Mills for 53 years.
Located in Land Trusts / Southeast Success Stories
Success Story Island Community Keeps Watmough Wild
WA - Once again, San Juan Preservation Trust members and the island community came together to protect a dramatically beautiful, ecologically sensitive and much loved property. This time it was Watmough Bight on Lopez Island in Washington state.
Located in Land Trusts / West Success Stories
Success Story A Big Sur State of Mind
CA - Glen Deven Ranch, an 860-acre mixed use property above Highway 1 in the hills of Big Sur, is a striking example of the beauty, simplicity and raw power of Big Sur.
Located in Land Trusts / West Success Stories
Success Story Saving the Old West
CO - Drive down White Hill Road in Carbondale and look east. You’ll be treated to a beautiful vista, reminiscent of the Old West and uninterrupted by the signs of development that have become common in this part of the state.
Located in Land Trusts / West Success Stories
Success Story Capps Ranch
CO - When Sam Capps of Walsenburg was asked why he wanted to protect his productive and beautiful 28,000-acre ranch at the foot of southern Colorado's Spanish Peaks, he would get a very stern look on his face. "Because I want to know that this place will always look the way that God made it" was his answer.
Located in Land Trusts / West Success Stories
Success Story An Ancient Grove of Trees Stands Tall
MT - At a spot between the Rattlesnake Mountains and the Big Blackfoot river in Montana, there stands a grove of trees centuries older than the United States itself. the oldest ones - some more than 400 years old - are yellow-bark ponderosa pines, which are very tall and very straight, with trunks measuring as many as four-feet in diameter.
Located in Land Trusts / West Success Stories

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