Latest Land conservation and preservation News

Shooting of trail ride outfit's mule under investigation

Jan. 26, 2022 13:09 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a mule and several previous suspicious incidents involving a family-owned trail ride business that uses public land in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area near Las Vegas. Michael Flood, general manager...

United Way in NC adopts anti-racism approach to end poverty

Jan. 24, 2022 00:04 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Until 2021, the Triangle Land Conservancy would not have qualified for funding from the United Way of the Greater Triangle. Funding traditionally went to nonprofits that focus on hunger, affordable housing, mental health, education and career readiness — not...

Bullock an initial board member for public lands foundation

Jan. 20, 2022 14:40 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Former Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and former Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze are two of the first four board members of a new nonprofit foundation created to help leverage public and private funds to conserve, protect and restore land managed by the Bureau of...

Vermont conserves 6,500 acres in Worcester and Elmore

Jan. 17, 2022 10:28 AM EST

WORCESTER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Land Trust and the state of Vermont have finalized a deal to protect 6,500 acres of land in Worcester and Elmore. The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation has purchased conservation easements for two large parcels of forestland in...

Over 50K Maine acres to be protected by conservation push

Jan. 17, 2022 08:17 AM EST

FAYETTE, Maine (AP) — More than 50,000 acres of land around Maine will be conserved as part of a land protection drive, according to a charitable foundation. The Maine Community Foundation said funding for the 15 conservation projects involved in the effort totals $619,000. The...

Property at Boscawen dairy farm to be protected as cropland

Jan. 10, 2022 02:04 AM EST

BOSCAWEN, N.H. (AP) — More than 120 acres at a nearly century-old dairy farm in Boscawen is going to be protected as cropland. The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests announced Friday it worked with the town to buy a conservation easement for the property. ...

Teetor retires after 31 years of helping Clarke County

Jan. 09, 2022 09:02 AM EST

BERRYVILLE, Va. (AP) — As surrounding localities have steadily become more urbanized, Clarke County has remained largely rural and agricultural to the wishes of residents and officials alike. Much of the work to keep it that way has been the responsibility of Natural Resources...

Conservation group lands $1M to protect biodiverse forest

Jan. 02, 2022 09:48 AM EST

TRAFALGAR, Ind. (AP) — A conservation group has landed a $1 million gift aimed at protecting and improving a central Indiana nature preserve that’s part of one of the state’s most biodiverse forested areas. The donation from Leonard and Kathryn Betley and their family to the...

Meridian Township cull aims to reduce deer-vehicle crashes

Dec. 29, 2021 12:32 PM EST

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — About 200 deer are expected to be culled as part of a deer management program in a Lansing-area community. The cull in Meridian Township was expected to start Saturday and run to Feb. 28, the Lansing State Journal reported. It will...

Zuckerberg buys more Hawaii land, including deadly dam site

Dec. 27, 2021 15:31 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has purchased more property in Hawaii, including most of a reservoir that unleashed a deadly flood 15 years ago. Property records show Zuckerberg’s Kaloko LLC bought a 110-acre (44.5-hectare) site on Kauai last month...