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LandCAN Conservation Success Stories

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Forests for Cranberries and Historic Twists

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Among America’s privately owned forest lands, the Lee family property in New Jersey is a bit of a celebrity. Stephen Lee, III, owns and manages his forest land to protect the water quality for his cranberry crops



 

Hanging Ten Sustainably

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Maine surfboard maker creates beautiful and durable blend of form and function out of sustainably grown wood from local forests. We’re proud to be in Maine supporting Maine businesses. 



 

Robbins Lumber and their 23,000 acre Conservation Easement

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The Robbins decided to place a conservation easement on the whole area to protect it as a working forest to provide logs for the mill but also to protect the abundant wildlife



 

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



 

Cross Mountain Ranch

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Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT) worked with multiple partners to protect 16,000 acres of key sage grouse habitat on the Cross Mountain Ranch in Moffat County.



 

Saguache Creek Corridor

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Saguache Creek is located in the northwest corner of southern Colorado’s beautiful and agriculturally significant San Luis Valley. The corridor has a long history of sustaining productive ranches.



 

Patterson Ranch

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The 19,000 acre Patterson Ranch near Kim, Colorado represents three generations of a family keeping their agricultural heritage and traditions alive. 



 

Hutchinson Ranch

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The Hutchinson family worked to permanently protect nearly the entire ranch. The easement will allow them to transfer the operation of the ranch to the sixth generation of Hutchinsons and will provide the family with the financial resources they need to continue to work the land.



 

Cross L Ranch – Four Generations of Family Ranching

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The Cross L Ranch is home to a family-owned commercial hay operation, as well as a large diversity of wildlife, including elk, mule deer, Sandhill cranes and bald eagles. Working with CCALT in 2014, owners John and Tawny Halandras created a conservation easement.



 

North Park Colorado – 20,000 Acres Conserved

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Since 2007, CCALT has partnered with several ranching families to conserve over 20,000 acres of working, productive ranchland in North Park. 



 

Ladder Ranch - From Pioneer Enterprise to Conservation Ranch

The Ladder Ranch is a working sheep, cattle and hay ranch headquartered along the Colorado-Wyoming border, northwest of Steamboat Springs, Colorado and east of Savery, Wyoming. The operation has evolved from a survival mode pioneer enterprise to a significant production and conservation ranch.



 

The Laramie Foothills Group - Conservation at the Scale of a Watershed

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Organizing around the Laramie Foothills Group, with city and county residents passing sales taxes to help conserve open spaces, a remarkable coalition of rural and urban constituencies merged to ensure that land beyond city limits stayed open and productive



 

Where Cattle Graze and Salamanders Roam

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Sparling Ranch Conservation Bank creates a win-win for ranchers, developers, wildlife



 

The Homely Hellbender and the Diligent School Kids

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In Georgia, the effort to help a rare salamander is headed by hardworking school age kids



 

South Carolina Forester Big on Conservation

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Scott Rhodes plants longleaf pine trees prized by federally endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers. He also burns his woodlands to create ideal habitat for numerous species including, one day perhaps, at-risk gopher tortoises.



 

Taming Battle Creek

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Coffee with conservationist wins rancher’s struggle



 

Walking the River

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Fly fishing guide Gary Lang wades in on conservation and his passion for angling



 

A Promising Future For a California Plant Once Believed Extinct

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How a Southern California developer helped save the San Fernando Valley spineflower



 

Where Quail is King

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Preserving Hunting Traditions in South Carolina



 

Restoring Sagebrush Country With Modern Wildfire

Through the Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI), private landowners across Eastern Oregon are volunteering to perform proactive conservation treatments on their rangeland to promote healthy habitat for sage grouse and other wildlife.