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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.
MA - 117 acres of forest, wetlands and field are a new wildlife sanctuary thanks to the generosity of community and a strong collaboration among local officials and conservation leaders.
MA - Mount Grace Land Conservation helps protect over 1,000 acres of corridor
NY - Brothers Henry and Charles Parry have ensured the permanent protection of their 440-acre farm that has been in their family since 1901.
NH - The only working farmland on 103 A will remain undeveloped in perpetuity as a result of Dan and Beverly Wolf’s recent easement donation to the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust.
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.
NH - At the end of February, William Penn Tuttle III planted the kind of perennial one just might expect of an 11th-generation American farmer. For this one, however, he used a pen, not a spade or a hoe, signing papers to protect his 120-acre farm in New Hampshire from development forever with a conservation easement.
MA - The Trustees of Reservations, the nation’s oldest regional land trust, are based in Massachusetts but have never had a Boston presence…until now! They recently announced a permanent affiliation with the Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN).
MD - The Maryland Environmental Trust has received the largest conservation easement in its 42-year history. The 2,894-acres known as Andelot Farm was donated by Mrs. Louisa Duemling.
PA - Jerry Caslow and Jane Sutton want their property to honor the agricultural history and traditions that were enjoyed by previous generations.
PA - A historic farm in Montgomery County will now be preserved and agricultural activities able to be continued on it, thanks to a multi-year collaborative effort in which Natural Lands Trust played a central role.
MD - Landowners and recent easement donors Scott McGill and Jim Morris have dedicated their professional lives to protecting Maryland's natural resources.
PA - In Susquehanna County, Patricia Bidlake’s family will be able to continue their legacy of land conservation and enjoy the beloved land that has been in their family for centuries.
The vision of a peaceful, public trail surrounded by undeveloped land that stretches from the Ohio River in Pennsylvania all the way to Washington, DC, is now one step closer to becoming complete, thanks to the Hollow Oak Land Trust’s (HOLT) latest acquisition.
The New Jersey Conservation Foundation (NJCF) has made the largest private land conservation deal in New Jersey history by exercising its option to purchase a 9,400-acre property located in the Pine Barrens in Burlington County.
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.
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.
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.
NJ - New York has always depended on the rolling green fields and farms of the Garden State for agricultural products. Beyond the oil refineries that seem ubiquitous to anyone looking down over Newark Airport, D&R Greenway Land Trust in Princeton is incubating seeds for native wildflowers that will soon proliferate in New York City Parks.