LandCAN Conservation Success Stories

Land, Wildlife habitat, and Energy Conservation Success Stories.

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A Neighbor's Promise - Family’s conservation dream preserves land for a community

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 Neighbors help neighbors, and sometimes they lift up a community. That’s the case in Elk River, Minnesota


 

Two People, One Goal

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Farmer and hunting enthusiast embrace conservation


 

Artifacts Of Epoch's Past

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Rio Grande trout benefit from private lands conservation


 

Flexing Mussel Populations

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Westervelt, along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, placed 335 federally threatened orangenacre muckets — mussels — into the creek with hopes of revitalizing a near-extinct species.


 

Tied To The River

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The Davis family signed a conservation easement in September 2017 with the Virginia Outdoors Foundation. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) assisted, helping ensure that 2.3 miles of verdant riverfront land will not be developed. The agreement is proof, too, that conservation and private enterprise can coexist — and even thrive.


 

Thomas Daniels and The Law of Agricultural Land Preservation

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Conservations easements can be complex. Thomas Daniels breaks down the legal principles, federal and state requirements, and the legal issues that affect agricultural land preservation efforts.


 

A Marriage of Opposites

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Nadya Seal Faith is a conservation biologist with the Santa Barbara Zoo; Luke Faith is a foreman for Seneca Resources Inc., an oil-production company.


 

Sweet Present, Rich Past

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Berry grower embraces conservation and history


 

Trip Of A Lifetime

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Jamieson is a self-described “fan of the refuge idea.” He knows his conservation history and can thoroughly explain how hunters have been instrumental in funding wildlife management and research, and restoring game populations.


 

A Cud Above

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Through a public-private agreement, the ranchers graze their cattle on a 719-acre vernal pool grassland at the Warm Springs unit of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. With this pact, they’re keeping alive a ranching and land conservation heritage spanning four generations. The grazing, in turn, offers a host of benefits for endangered species at the seasonal pond.


 

Grassland Love Affair

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Honesty, integrity, and productive partnerships thrive amid the native grasslands, wetlands, gravel-bottom creeks, and calcareous fens of Blue Bell Ranch in northeastern South Dakota.The reason: Herb and Bev Hamann, the ranch’s owners and land stewards for the past 45 years.


 

What The Eyes Don’t See, The Heart Doesn’t Feel

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Family owned and operated Reed Ranch builds a legacy beyond livestock


 

He Speaks For The Sea

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Whale watch guide includes puffins in his repertoire Whale watch guide includes puffins in his repertoire


 

Thomas Brothers Make The Ground Better In Idaho

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Cooperating with USDA, young ranchers improve the land for both sage grouse and cattle


 

The Homeplace Past The Hollow

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Practices preserve farm for future generations


 

A Ripple Effect

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Texas Lawyer transformed part of Prairie Creek into a habitat where river otter, white-tailed deer and other wildlife thrive


 

Earl Thompson and The Restoration of Blackwater River

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Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and private land owner Earl Thompson propose to restore a river that feeds into to Blackwater River which was severely impacted from erosion in Okaloosa County, Florida.


 

Bringing back the “Prince of Game Birds”

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Bob Spiering, with the help of the USDA and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, worked to bring back the bobwhite quail to his farm


 

Combatting Cheatgrass On Private Ranch Lands In Wyoming Benefits Sage Grouse

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Sage Grouse Initiative enrolled landowner DeWitt Morris is setting an example for how to protect Wyoming’s sagebrush range from the threat of noxious weeds.


 

Pearl in The Making

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Program bolsters oysters in the Chesapeake