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LandCAN Conservation Success Stories

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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


 

Building Blinds, Building Lives

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Disabled veteran crafts accessible hunting blinds


 

Pearl in The Making

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Program bolsters oysters in the Chesapeake


 

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


 

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


 

Artifacts Of Epoch's Past

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Rio Grande trout benefit from private lands conservation


 

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.


 

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.


 

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.


 

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.


 

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.


 

Serenity In The Slough

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works with partners to recover the southern sea otter and educate the public about their important role in our coastal ecosystems. 


 

Lending a Helping Hoof

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Dairy Farmer Brings Together Turtles and Cows


 

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.


 

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.


 

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


 

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.


 

Big Visitors, Big Challenge

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Thousands of Pacific walruses now show up, raising concerns and sparking a community-wide effort to help the massive marine mammal survive in a dramatically changing environment.


 

Getting Into The Weevils

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In the last few years, weevils have become one of the best lines of defense against Polygonum perfoliatum, better known as the mile-a-minute vine. It’s an apt nickname: the a creeping, prickly perennial invasive plant has quickly wedged its way into landscapes all along the Eastern Seaboard.