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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 Vermont Dairy Farm Saved
VT - Molly Davies remembers driving past the Chandler Pond Farm and admiring its enormous, cupola-topped barn. "When I heard it was up for sale," she says, "my first thought was, 'Oh no, another Vermont dairy farm bites the dust.'" But Molly acted quickly, selling her family's ski house in Stowe so she could buy the farm - not as a second home for herself, but as a working dairy farm for the right family.
Located in Land Trusts / Northeast 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
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 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 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 Milne Sisters Protect Family Land Forever
IL - The family of Jim and Gladys Milne of Libertyville, IL donated a conservation easement of 15 acres that their family has owned for over 40 years to the Liberty Prairie Conservancy.
Located in Land Trusts / Midwest Success Stories
Success Story Conservation Easement at Cassoday Gifted to KLA-RT
KS - On December 20, 2007, Jim and Cathy Hoy of Emporia assigned the Kansas Livestock Association Ranchland Trust (KLA-RT) its first conservation easement. The conservation gift includes approximately 650 acres of Flint Hills grasslands near Cassody, Kansas.
Located in Land Trusts / Midwest Success Stories
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Located in Conservation / Conservation Defense
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

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