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Success Story Gift Benefits Ecology and Community
WI - A family with historic roots in the state’s dairy industry has added a gift of land to its Wisconsin legacy. Landowner Jean Babson says,"It’s nice to know its going to be in good hands."
Located in Land Trusts / Midwest Success Stories
Success Story Crown Jewel in the Emerald Necklace
MI - A new nature preserve created in Harbor Springs supports a range of habitats, including hardwood and pine forests, a boggy area, an old orchard, and vernal spring pools.
Located in Land Trusts / Midwest Success Stories
Success Story Crucial Wildlife Habitat Connection
SD - Dolly and Harry Evans couldn’t bear the thought of their ranch someday being broken up or developed. The place had been in their family for generations; even their ancestors homesteaded nearby. They wanted permanent protection for their land.
Located in Land Trusts / Midwest Success Stories
Success Story A Model for Conservation
Dana Livingston started simple. Soon after moving to Dubuque in 1995, he began volunteering his time to restore a local natural area – and then others. He served on a couple of conservation committees – and then many more. Three years ago, Dana and local partners launched Future Talk, an innovative program that helps inner-city youth experience and protect nature.
Located in Land Trusts / Midwest Success Stories
Success Story Black Ash Swamp Protected
NY - 39 acres of land along the Black Ash Creek, including habitat for migratory waterfowl and nesting grassland birds, will remain in its natural state thanks to a donation to the Thousand Islands Land Trust.
Located in Land Trusts / Northeast Success Stories
Success Story Historic Family Farm Preserved
PA - Jerry Caslow and Jane Sutton want their property to honor the agricultural history and traditions that were enjoyed by previous generations.
Located in Land Trusts / Northeast Success Stories
Success Story Memories of a Cherished Landscape
NH- A few months ago, I was driving down Main Street in New London in the early morning hours. This is something I do regularly on my way to work in Concord. As I drive, I will often appreciate the first glimpse of Mt. Kearsarge through the fields on my left and the bucolic scene of grazing animals in the pasture on my right.
Located in Land Trusts / Northeast Success Stories
Success Story 100 Years of Conservation
NC - In 1909, the citizens of the Town of Highlands gathered their pennies and dollars and for $500 purchased the summit of Satulah Mountain to protect it from development for all time. The organization born from that first effort, known today as the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust, has gone on to conserve nearly 1,700 acres.
Located in Land Trusts / Southeast Success Stories
Success Story Planting the Seed of Conservation
NC - A farm that helped a family through the Depression is permanently protected with a conservation easement. The Gilliams believe that "if you take care of the land, it’ll take care of you."
Located in Land Trusts / Southeast Success Stories
Success Story Tourists Keep Enjoying the View
NC- A brilliant fall day and the bright hues of peak leaf season provided a fitting backdrop as the Conservation Trust for North Carolina announced a major and long-sought conservation success – the protection of 1,488 acres of prime Blue Ridge Parkway landscapes.
Located in Land Trusts / Southeast Success Stories

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