Partnership Update

February 2, 2012

Partnership Advocates for Land Conservation in Oil Spill Restoration

Partnership representatives have attended public meetings regarding the NRDA Early Restoration Projects and urged trustees to consider permanent land protection in future rounds. We will also submit written comments to the NRDA Trustees regarding the importance of working with nonprofit land conservation organizations to achieve restoration goals.  

Additionally, we will be initiating a letter-writing campaign with member organizations to remind members of Congress and the general public about the importance of passing the RESTORE Act, S.B. 1400. Keep an eye on your email inbox for more information!

NCRS Announces February 10, 2012 Deadline

Proposals for the General Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program are due Friday, February 10, 2012. Learn more.

Partnership Welcomes Newest Partner

The Florida Wildlife Federation is a statewide, non-profit citizens' conservation education organization composed of thousands of concerned Floridians who have a common interest in preserving, managing, and improving Florida's fish, wildlife, soil, water, and plant life. As the State Affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation, FWF has been improving Florida's wildlife since 1937.  FWF is working to protect the habitat of the Florida panther and the Florida black bear, among many other species. Contact: Manley Fuller, President. Email:  wildfed@gmail.com.  Website: www.fwfonline.org.

2012 Southeast Regional Land Conservation Conference: Registration Open

The conference will be held at the Sea Palms Resort on St. Simon’s Island on the Georgia coast. Seminars will be offered on topics such as how to strengthen land and forest conservation programs, managing and defending conservation easements in the future, partnering with the Department of Defense on military buffer zones, and expanding land trust community outreach and support.

Partnership Funders and Supporters

We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the following organizations and individuals for their financial and in-kind support:

  • C.S. Mott Foundation
  • Gulf of Mexico Foundation
  • Albert Joerger
  • Galveston Bay Foundation
  • Trust for Public Land
  • The Conservation Fund
  • Ducks Unlimited


Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) Announces All Hands Meeting

The All Hands Meeting will be held June 18 – 21, 2012 at the Omni Bayfront and Marina Hotel in Corpus Christi, Texas. The agenda and registration details will follow. Learn more about GOMA.

Partner Spotlight

The Texas Land Trust Council (TLTC) was founded in 1999 and has 25 members, including the Native Prairies Association of Texas, the Bayou Land Conservancy, and the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory. The organization provides education and information on easements, stewardship and other conservation topics. The TLTC will be holding its annual Statewide Land Conservation Conference from February 22 – 24 in Austin, TX.  More than 250 conservationists are expected.

Contact

Julia Weaver
Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation
Ocean Springs, MS
228-219-2279
jweaver@lta.org

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