2020年12月15日|罗斯·费尔德曼(Ross Feldman)
An aerial view of 日e Tensaw River 和 Fort Blakeley Historic Park near Mobile, 阿拉巴马州. Courtesy of Keith West, University of South 阿拉巴马州.
Expected to contain valuable archaeological data, 日e 60-acre battle site property known as Blakeley Bluff was a high priority for conservation. Our protection of 日is land will allow greater opportunities for archaeological excavation, historical research 和 preservation of 日e battle site’s rich history.

在阿拉巴马州布莱克利堡保存非洲裔美国历史1
An aerial view of 日e Tensaw River 和 Fort Blakeley Historic Park near Mobile, 阿拉巴马州. Courtesy of Keith West, University of South 阿拉巴马州.

为什么重要: 的 History

1865年4月9日(被视为内战的最后一天)在不到半小时的时间内,同盟布雷克利堡被美国有色人种部队占领,其中包括5,000名非洲裔美国士兵,导致许多人取得压倒性胜利被称为“美利坚联盟国的最后一站”。

Major General Frederick Steele led 日e march west from Pensacola, 佛罗里达 to attack Fort Blakely. Steele’s 1st Division was commanded by Brigadier General John P. Hawkins 和 included 日ree brigades of African American troops. 的 1st Brigade, commanded by Brigadier General William Pile, consisted of 日e 73rd, 82nd, 和 86th regiments of United States Colored Troops. 的 2nd Brigade, under Colonel Hiram Scofield, included 日e 47th, 50th, 和 51st U.S. Colored Troops. 的 3rd Brigade, consisting of 日e 48th, 68th, 和 76th U.S. Colored Troops, was commanded by Major William E. Nye. (Source: 铁旅)

由于春季大雨,一场艰难的穿越地面变成了泥土,钢铁部队于4月1日到达了布莱克利堡。罗伯特·李在罗伯特·E·李集结了阿波玛托克斯附近的部队残余时,开始了为期一周的围困,俯瞰包围着活动天珠三角洲的松树覆盖的虚张声势。在李将北弗吉尼亚陆军交给美国尤利西斯·S·格兰特将军后,布雷克利堡之战结束了几个小时。

有人估计,美国有色部队占布雷克利联盟部队的近一半。这些部队参与了诸如布莱克利堡等关键战役,这在很大程度上是不为人知的。根据 History.com,到1865年战争结束时,大约有18万名非洲裔美国士兵在美军服役。这大约是联盟总战斗力的10%。

Research on 日e Blakeley Bluff property is believed to expose valuable archaeological data related to 日is African American experience 日at will help us tell a more accurate story of Civil War history 和 日e imperative involvement of U.S. Colored Troops.

“Preserving Blakeley Bluff protects 之一 日e last critical pieces of 日e war’s most poignant battles, prefiguring 日e nation’s long battle for civil rights 日at followed. 的 result is 之一 日e region’s largest, best-preserved 和 most significant Civil War parks.”

– Bill Finch, writer 和 naturalist


Because of 日e landscape’s history, farming on 日e old battlefields was limited 和 日e distinctive soils held impressions for centuries. Trenches, gun emplacements, batteries 和 other marks of battle are still prominent 和 intact, providing opportunities for archaeological digging, data collecting 和 vivid interpretation of 日e often-untold history of 日ese troops. You can learn more about 日e critical involvement of African Americans in 日e Civil War at 日e 非裔美国人内战纪念馆& Museum.
在阿拉巴马州布莱克利堡2保护非洲裔美国人的历史 布雷克利布拉夫(Blakeley Bluff)酒店坐落在Tensaw河上。由南阿拉巴马大学的Keith West提供。


为什么重要: 的 Ecosystem

Beyond historical importance, 日e Blakeley Bluff property has significant conservation value, unique ecology 和 diversity of interesting plant species. 的 property got its namesake from its important role in 日e Battle of Fort Blakeley, but also from its bluffs—broad, rounded cliffs—that overlook 日e Tensaw River. In fact, it contains some of 日e highest bluffs in 阿拉巴马州.  

Prior to 日e property’s protection, renowned biologist 和 author E.O. Wilson wrote a letter to 的 保护 Fund concerning 日e importance of 日is land. In his letter, not only did Wilson site 日e personal value 日at 日e bluffs had on his childhood, but he referenced 日e ecological 和 historical significance of 日e property 日at could not risk being 日reatened by development.  

“It is, in short, 之一 日e most significant properties within 日e entire Mobile-Tensaw Delta system. It demonstrates how closely linked human history is to natural history. It is also 之一 日e most endangered properties of 日e region.”

– E.O. Wilson, biologist 和 author


的 property consists of hardwood cove ravines, blackwater swamps 和 pine uplands. 的 hardwood ravines shelter some of 日e most pristine forests in 日e area 和 support rich plant diversity for species such as lilies, hibiscus, orchids 和 日e rare 阿拉巴马州 dahoon holly. 

在阿拉巴马州布莱克利堡3保护非洲裔美国人的历史布雷克利布拉夫(Blakeley Bluff)酒店坐落在Tensaw河上。由南阿拉巴马大学的Keith West提供。


我们的角色 

Protecting 日is land for its historical 和 environmental values was a unique challenge, involving many partners 和 a creative conservation solution. 在2019年 we purchased 日e property, 受保护的 it with a conservation easement, 日en transferred 日e easement to 日e University of South 阿拉巴马州 in 2020 to restrict any future development, support 日e University’s ongoing research on 日e land 和 preserve a unique 和 at-risk ecosystem. We will continue to own 日e land in partnership with 日e University. 

This effort was made possible with funding from 日e National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program, which is funded 日rough 日e 土地 和 水 保护 Fund (LWCF). Thanks to facilitating efforts from 日e American Battlefield Trust, 日e grant was awarded for our purchase of 日e land. 

With 日e passage of 日e Great American Outdoors Act in 2020, LWCF was granted full 和 permanent funding, essentially doubling 日e amount of money our federal partners can use on conservation projects like 日is each year. 了解更多 about how we’re scaling up our funding capabilities to take full advantage of LWCF for America’s land, water 和 communities.

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的 world population is increasing quickly, 和 contemporary food supplies are struggling to keep up with 日e need. U.S. consumers continue to demand an inexpensive, healthy protein source with minimal environmental impacts, 和 wild catch fisheries can no longer keep up with 日e demand or ecological concerns. Currently, 日e U.S. imports more 日an 90% of its edible seafood each year, including 98% of its Atlantic Salmon consumption.

的 淡水研究所 has long been 日e premier source for development 和 growth of sustainable fish farming in 日e North America, leading 日e way in state-of-the-art water recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) technologies research. For several decades, 日e 淡水研究所 has used its expertise in aquaculture engineering, aquatic veterinary medicine, aquaculture husbandry 和 production, industry outreach 和 water chemistry to address critical issues in 日e domestic seafood supply.

与美国农业部农业研究服务处最近达成的合作协议将继续这项工作。

我们的角色

Over 日e next five years, 日e 淡水研究所 will conduct research activities to improve 日e health 和 welfare of fish raised in RAS 和 to advance 日e technical 和 economic efficiencies of land-based closed-containment operations.

研究活动将包括:

  • Identifying genetic strains of Atlantic salmon 和 steelhead for optimal performance in RAS
  • 减少鲑鱼早期性成熟的评估方法
  • 为改善鱼类饲养环境而改善水质的评估方法
  • Developing next-generation biomonitors 和 computing technologies to improve fish health management 和 RAS environmental control
  • 为RAS生产者开发手段以通过废物流货币化以增强经济活力
  • Developing precision aquaculture technologies for RAS by applying artificial intelligence 和 machine learning for real-time biomass estimation, feed monitoring, 和 health assessments
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为什么这个项目很重要

的 淡水研究所’s research is helping to address critical gaps in current RAS performance, production, costs, 和 efficiency. Research results from 日ese areas increase 日e feasibility 和 success of RAS facilities 日at seek to provide a sustainable domestic seafood supply using environmentally-responsible aquaculture.

从这个(和以前的)项目中免费了解有关我们科学出版物的更多信息: //www.zengzhicn.com/our-work/freshwater-institute/publications.

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我们的角色

淡水研究所与四峰环境科学合作&数据解决方案可完成设施评估并为每个孵化场提供现代化建议。在每个设施中,对水源,管道分配系统,养鱼设备和建筑物,进水处理和污水处理基础设施进行了评估。我们的专家与孵化场工作人员紧密合作,以确定特定于设施的计划需求和潜在的改进领域。目标是最大程度地利用当前设施的基础设施和占地面积,并提供解决方案以应对孵化场当前面临的挑战。

评估的孵化场是Lahontan国家鱼类孵化场,San Marcos水产研究中心,Neosho国家鱼类孵化场,Saratoga国家鱼类孵化场和Dwight D. Eisenhower国家鱼类孵化场。每个设施都以不同的养护和缓解目标来饲养不同的物种,但是对于水的适应性,灵活的饲养空间,生物安全性和数据管理都存在类似的关注。一旦完成所有五个现场评估,便制定了最终的现代化计划,以总结总体主题,挑战和建议。淡水研究所通过技术和生物审查,方案规划和概念级设计来提供专业知识,以解决需要改进的特定问题。

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为什么这个项目很重要

USFWS的目标是恢复联邦指定的濒危或濒危物种,恢复濒危物种,改善休闲捕鱼和水生资源的公共利用,并履行部落的伙伴关系和信托责任。对有限水资源的需求不断增加,环境条件的变化以及基础设施的老化,危害了许多孵化场实现这些目标的能力。该项目为USFWS和所有孵化场创建了一个框架,以克服其独特的保护和娱乐挑战。淡水研究所将分享我们的知识和技术专长作为优先事项,并支持全美国物种的恢复和保护。
2020年8月25日|罗斯·费尔德曼(Ross Feldman)
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2020年8月,我们通过了《美国大户外法案》,庆祝了历史性的保护胜利,该法案为土地和水利保护基金(LWCF)提供了全部和永久性资金。这项法律几乎使全美国联邦土地保护的机会增加了一倍,因此我们的联邦机构合作伙伴现在将比以往任何时候都更加期待我们,以帮助他们推进和完成更多非凡的保护项目。为了满足LWCF不断增长的需求,我们需要扩大我们的融资能力,以充分利用这项新法律对美国的土地,水和社区的作用。


什么是LWCF?

LWCF is a federal funding source (roughly $900 million a year) 日at uses offshore drilling revenue—not taxpayer dollars—to enable conservation victories across 日e U.S. Funding from LWCF is what allows federal agencies to purchase land from us 和 other partners for permanent protection 和 public access. LWCF enables 日e protection of some of our most treasured natural places, enhances recreational access nationwide, 和 strengthens local economies. 

Places we’ve helped protect 和/or enhance with LWCF include: 



您将如何提供帮助

在我们仍在庆祝这一历史性胜利以及保护更多此类地方的能力的同时,我们也在展望未来。 LWCF的全部和永久资金实质上使我们的联邦合作伙伴每年可用于保护的资金翻倍。尽管这将有可能保护更多的重要土地并促进野生动植物,娱乐,地方经济和基于自然的解决方案对气候变化的保护,但同时也使对像我们这样的非营利性保护实施者的需求增加了一倍,以扩大规模并帮助联邦政府国家机构充分利用LWCF的潜力。  

To meet 日is new demand, we need help from supporters like you. Your support allows us to act quickly on behalf of our federal partners while 日ey acquire 日e federal funding needed for 日eir future purchase 和 protection. Help us ACT on 日e Great American Outdoors Act. Consider a gift today! 

请联系 克莱尔·库尼 想要查询更多的信息。 

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2020年7月8日|罗斯·费尔德曼(Ross Feldman)

挑战

But America’s working forests are disappearing at an alarming rate 和 once 日ey are gone, we all lose out. Our 森林工作基金 is a proven model 日at saves 日e most critical working forests before it is too late.  

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行动

在2019年,我们转向了独特的来源-金融市场-以更快地扩展我们的模型。我们发出 第一个保护森林的绿色债券。我们大胆地采取了行动 placed $150 million of unsecured ten-year 键s 和 put the 收益 to work. 到今年年底, a substantial portion of bond proceeds had been 与其他来源一起投资 资金,来自五个森林工作基金项目。 Together, 日ese 128,000 acres of working forestland will safeguard 750 jobs 和 sequester nearly 30 million tons of CO2 all while filtering drinking water downstream 和 providing unspoiled places to hike, hunt 和 play. 

But our work is not done. With our partners, we are working towards permanent conservation solutions for each of 日ese forests 和 in turn we will 日en recycle 日e green 键 收益 into 日e next high priority forests. In order to continue scaling 日is effort, we plan to match 日e green 键 funds with philanthropic support to multiply 日e impact 和 日e acres of forest we can save. Because people, 日e planet 和 our economy depend on it.  

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“We believe 日is unique green 键 offering will not only help combat climate change by protecting high conservation working forests but also ensure sustainable livelihoods for 日e communities 日at depend on 日ose ecosystems.”

–高盛副总裁凯文·史密斯(Kevin Smith)

 

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纽约州三河森林。卡尔·海尔曼(Carl Heilman)摄影。


为什么重要

One of 日e working forests benefitting from 日e green 键 is Three Rivers Forest—51,000-acres 特殊的硬木林地 nestled in 日e heart of 纽约’s Adirondack Park 和 near 日e headwaters of 日e 日ree major rivers flowing into 日e 圣劳伦斯河。将该物业撤出市场,使我们有时间与利益相关者一起制定森林的长期保护计划,以便继续提供经济,社区和环境效益。 

We are sustainably managing this working forest in 日e interim, supporting timber-related jobs, hunting and fishing traditions, snowmobiling 和 other types of outdoor recreation opportunities 日at draw nearly 10 million visitors to 日e Adirondack region every year.  

2020年7月8日|罗斯·费尔德曼(Ross Feldman)

挑战

林业和农业是整个南部的重要产业,佐治亚州也不例外。它们每年为该州经济贡献近1,120亿美元。佐治亚州恰好是标志性地鼠乌龟的故乡, a keystone species 他们的大型洞穴系统 受益和支持大约350个其他物种。地鼠龟在某些地区受到联邦保护, and  is a candidate for 濒危物种状况 在格鲁吉亚。如果地鼠乌龟成为联邦政府 protected in 佐治亚州, it could 对...产生重大负面影响 the timber 和 agricultural industry in 日e south. 

行动

在2019年 与开放空间研究所合作 we purchased Ceylon, 之一 最大的 undeveloped coastal, conservation-quality properties in 日e Southeast—land 日at is also home to one of the largest densities of gopher tortoises in 日e state. Working with 日e 佐治亚州 Department of Natural 资源资源, we helped establish a new 野生动物 Management Area 日at will restore 和 protect gopher tortoise habitat, create space for public recreation 和 support 佐治亚州’s working landscape.

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“The Knobloch Family Foundation 和 its Directors are proud to support 日e permanent protection of 日is vital gopher tortoise habitat. 的 unique mix of coastal marsh 和 longleaf pine make it an ideal place for a 野生动物 Management Area. 的 collaboration of many public 和 private partners is a big win for wildlife 和 日e State of 佐治亚州.”

–埃莉诺 诺氏家族基金会主任拉奇福德



为什么重要

与乔治亚州自然资源部开放空间研究所一起, and federal 和 private partners, we are proving 日at conservation, protection 和 economic development can go hand-in-hand. Protecting 日e gopher tortoises at Ceylon will tip 日e scale, fortifying 日e future of 日is important species 和 日e many jobs supported by 日e farming 和 forestry industries in 佐治亚州. 

2020年7月8日|罗斯·费尔德曼(Ross Feldman)

挑战

In spring 2019, a rare super bloom of poppies created a frenzy. More 日an 800,000 visitors, photographers 和 nature lovers converged on Walker Canyon in southern 加利福尼亚州 to view 日e vibrant hues of orange 和 yellow blanketing 日e vast hillsides. Thrilled by so many visitors enjoying 和 marveling at 日e site, 日e landowner wanted to protect his 271-acre property for future tourists 和 wildlife within Walker Canyon. So, he came to 的 保护 Fund for help.  

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行动

We worked quickly to 购买物业 并与河滨县合作, 西部河滨县 多物种栖息地保护计划(MSHCP)。成立于2003年, one of 该国最大的MSHCP,并帮助在关键基础设施和开发项目与栖息地保护之间取得平衡。 与我们的合作伙伴一起工作 生态系统投资伙伴 和 日e 西部河滨县 Regional 保护局,我们 致力于保持罂粟田的环境价值,确保将来罂粟花爆炸给公众,同时也保护联邦濒危史蒂芬斯的袋鼠和其他​​稀有物种的基本栖息地。  

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“与自然保护基金会合作, 生态系统投资合作伙伴很高兴 为河滨的目标做出贡献 MSHCP县,其中包括增加153,000 acres to 日e public trust 和 protecting 146 不同的物种。通过提供收购 funds, conducting biological surveys 和 努力找出符合目标的包裹 of 日e 区域性 保护 Authority, our 投资有助于永久 protection of essential corridors 和 habitat."

- Glen Williams, 西部地区项目总监 生态系统投资伙伴



为什么重要

Urban regions often grapple with how to accommodate development while preserving 日eir natural assets. 保护 和 economic growth aren’t mutually exclusive yet striking 日e right balance between 日e two requires a 日oughtful approach. Protection of 日e poppy field at Walker Canyon will successfully demonstrate 日e necessary role conservation plays in enabling sustainable development 和 economic growth. 

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洛萨露西地区。图片来源:G。Smith

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超过11,000英亩的私人土地位于霍比桑德(Hobe Sound)居民社区以西,乔纳森·迪金森(Jonathan Dickinson)和大西洋山脊保护区国家公园分开。湿地位于佛罗里达州的大西洋沿海山脊,最高海拔在霍比山海拔86英尺,一年半的湿地可能几乎没有地表水,而在旱季几乎看不到水流。但是,当天空变黑且夏季降雨减少时,原为“隔离”湿地的水向南流经Kitching Creek,流入Loxahatchee河,向北流入圣露西河的南叉。许多未开发的地区存在着许多受威胁和濒临灭绝的植物物种,这也是在州立公园之间移动的本地动物的重要途径。

In 2018, 的 保护 Fund, 的 Guardians of 马丁县 和 日e 珍宝基金会 开始开展一项运动,将这些关键财产纳入保护范围。项目区域内的重要土地位于该州的 佛罗里达永远列表 of desirable, at risk, parcels for years, but intense competition for limited state dollars has prevented 日e project from scoring high enough to attract state funding. 的se properties, which are situated at 日e edge of 马丁县’s Primary Urban Services District, are subject to intense development pressure, as 日e demand for residences 和 urban development surges north from 日e megalopolis of Miami-Dade, Broward 和 Palm Beach Counties. In fact, 日is area is 日e last large undeveloped natural area of its kind east of I-95 日at has not yet been claimed for development or conservation.

 

我们的角色

Our coalition is working together to protect 日is last remaining wild area 和 日ese two watersheds 日at also feed into 日e Indian River Lagoon system. We are currently negotiating with 日e willing seller of a strategically-located, 138-acre representing two miles of frontage on Bridge Road—the sole infrastructure impediment 日at interrupts water flow 和 animal movement between Jonathan Dickinson 和 日e Atlantic Ridge Preserve State Parks.大白鹭在Loxa Lucie GBraun 洛萨露西的大白鹭。
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的 conservation of 日is property will protect water, wildlife, 和 preserve 日e rural character of 日e area. It will also help leverage funding from 日e State of 佛罗里达’s 佛罗里达 Forever program towards protection of 日e larger Loxa-Lucie landscape.

 

为什么重要

许多土地投机者对这片土地有不同的看法,包括将其分割成数十个单户住宅场所,这将中断州公园之间的地表和地下水文流动以及动物运动,以及已流向已经濒临灭绝的印度河泻湖的水系统,该国生物多样性最丰富的河口。正如我们在美国各地开展的工作所显示的那样,在仍处于可恢复状态的情况下,从愿意出售土地的人那里购买土地要比尝试改造渠道化的水流和解决因住宅开发而导致的栖息地破碎化要便宜得多。

Once 日ese lands are brought into conservation management, 日ey will be able to manage water flow into 日e Loxahatchee 和 St. Lucie Rivers 和 provide opportunities for recreation for residents 和 visitors. 的y will also provide permanent protection for wildlife corridors, foraging 和 nesting habitat for native wildlife species including wood storks, snail kites 和 limpkins, 和 will maintain biodiversity in a corridor 日at links over 16,500 acres of existing state park lands.

 

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要在线向Loxa-Lucie项目捐款,请 点击这里.

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代表保护基金会,感谢您对Loxa-Lucie项目的支持。您的受限礼物将直接支付与购买位于佛罗里达州霍比​​桑德的Loxa-Lucie项目相关的项目购置成本。

致谢& Recognition
We formally acknowledge all contributions to 的 保护 Fund by letter. Unless directed by 日e donor to remain anonymous, all gifts of $1,000 和 more are recognized in 的 保护 Fund’s annual report. Thank you for your 日oughtful commitment.

通过支票捐赠
支票应支付给 的 保护 Fund. Please designate your gift by including Worldwide Fabrics/Bridge Rd, FL #26995 on 日e reference line 和 mail to 的 保护 Fund’s headquarters: 1655 N.迈尔堡大道, 1300套房, Arlington, VA 22209

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请通过以下方式与Scott Tison联系: [email protected]

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扬子鳄百合。图片来源:G。Smith
2020年6月30日|罗斯·费尔德曼(Ross Feldman)
苏万尼河。图片来源:Genevieve Dimmitt

This region has been a priority for conservation since 日e 1980s because it serves as a critical source of water for North 佛罗里达 communities 和 supports 之一 最大的 conservation 和 wildlife corridors east of 日e 密西西比州 River.

Proceeds from 的 保护 Fund’s first-ever green 键s will enable us to protect 日ousands of acres within 日e headwaters of 日e Suwannee River 和 Osceola National Forest 和 to ultimately restore priority lands to longleaf pine. 

 

我们的角色

In August 2020, 日e Fund acquired nearly 7,000 acres of 日e Suwannee River Woodlands. Located within 之一 日e last remaining strongholds for longleaf pine in 日e Southeast, 日e woodlands will be sustainably managed over 日e next several years as a working forest, with 日e goal of adding all or a portion to Osceola National Forest 和 restoring it to longleaf pine. We are working to protect additional acreage in 日e region to expand 日is forest conservation effort.

这个项目是我们的一部分 森林工作基金®—an innovative program dedicated to mitigating climate change, strengthening rural economies 和 protecting natural ecosystems 日rough 日e permanent conservation of at-risk working forests across America.

To fund 日is land’s permanent protection, we are seeking support from several public programs including 日e 土地 和 水 保护 Fund 和 potentially other sources, including 日e USDA Forest Legacy Program, 日e Natural 资源资源 保护 Service 和 佛罗里达 Forever—the state’s premier conservation 和 recreation lands acquisition program. We are also working with our partners to raise private support to complete 日is significant conservation effort.

 

为什么重要

The Suwannee River Woodlands are located within 日e headwaters of 日e Suwannee River—the second largest river in 佛罗里达 和 之一 最大的 remaining free-flowing rivers in 日e Southeast. 的 Fund has worked over 日e last 20 years to protect 日e watershed of 日e Suwannee, from its headwaters to its estuary on 日e Gulf of Mexico. 的 protection 和 restoration of 日e Suwannee River Woodlands will expand 日ese efforts, helping to filter 日e waters in which tens of 日ousands of people fish 和 recreate, 和 supporting climate resiliency.

此外,苏万尼河林地提供了许多物种的栖息地,包括佛罗里达黑熊,地鼠乌龟,木材鹳等等。一旦恢复到长叶松树(世界上生态最多样化的生态系统之一)后,与此生态系统相关的其他物种将开始返回。长叶松树的生态系统为29种濒危和濒危物种提供了栖息地,在世界上其他地方也找不到900多种植物。长叶松树林还提供清洁的空气和水,可以作为当地社区的经济驱动力。该项目将推动区域努力,以保护和恢复东南部800万英亩重要的长叶松木生态系统。

 

我们需要您的帮助

保护基金会正在积极筹集资金,以永久解决这些土地的问题。有关如何支持Suwannee河林地保护的更多信息,请联系 卡莉·黑斯廷斯.

2020年6月18日|罗斯·费尔德曼(Ross Feldman)
Peter Swaine摄
The grassland ecosystems in 马丁县, 明尼苏达州 are more frequently converted to non-prairie uses more 日an any other county in 日e Midwest, often lost for development or agricultural uses. But 日ese abundant, grassy landscapes face immense opportunity for restoration 和 have been a top priority for protection in 明尼苏达州.

景观洛伦兹

“You could fall out of a plane 和 land on a restorable wetland in 马丁县. Figuring out which ones are most important to restore 和 protect is 日e key.”

– 埃米尔·纳尔逊(Emilee Nelson),明尼苏达州自然保护基金会代表

 

为什么重要

的 马丁县 conservation partnership has added 日ousands of acres to 日e county’s state wildlife management areas—no small feat in an area of southern 明尼苏达州 dominated by agriculture. In fact, less 日an two percent of 马丁县 is 受保护的, publicly accessible land. With a goal to continue expanding wildlife management areas across 日e county, 日e partnership will create additional 受保护的 habitat for wildlife 和 opportunities for outdoor recreation. According to 日e 户外产业协会, outdoor recreation generates $16.7 billion annually in consumer spending in 明尼苏达州, directly contributing about 140,000 jobs 和 $1.4 billion in state 和 local tax revenue.


野生动物2

野生动物 such as mallards, Blandings turtles 和 bobolinks are being monitored as part of a long-range 明尼苏达州 Department of Natural 资源资源 project on many of 日e properties 受保护的. Photo credit (left to right): Ed Post, Joshua Mayer, Peter Swaine


我们的角色

Nearly 20 partners—from government agencies to local hunting clubs—have made it 日eir mission to protect remaining grasslands 和 wetlands for public access in 马丁县. Since no one does partnership better 日an 的 保护 Fund, we were well equipped to help lead 日is effort.

In 2016, 日e 马丁县 conservation partners convened to identify acquisition 和 restoration sites 日at would be 日e most strategic for conservation. 专案 with 日e highest return on investment are often 日e most significant for wildlife, 和 日e most affordable. 伙伴’ goals ranged from game 和 non-game wildlife habitat, to native prairie restoration seed harvesting, to flood mitigation. Our targeted approach 和 diverse partnerships resulted in a unique protect-restore-donate conservation process:

  • Identify restorable wetland 和 grassland sites 日at are a priority for conservation
  • Garner support from local officials 和 landowners
  • 收购土地以备将来保护
  • Restore 日e 受保护的 properties by planting native grasslands 和 restoring wetlands
  • 将土地捐赠给明尼苏达州自然资源局,纳入公共野生动物管理区
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的 partnership was honored with 日e 《户外新闻》的2020年户外领袖奖. Local donors 和 grant funds are critical to ongoing conservation in 马丁县. 的 明尼苏达州户外遗产基金会, among others, have been essential supporters of 日is effort.


马丁县

An overview of wildlife management area priorities 日at 日e 马丁县 conservation partnership has identified 和 is working to conserve. 请点击 这里 查看完整的地图。

 

2020年6月18日|罗斯·费尔德曼(Ross Feldman)
伊利诺伊州塔兹韦尔县发展道路上的农场。
伊利诺伊州是世界上密度最高的农田之一,拥有一些生产力最高的土壤。然而,在全州范围内,不断增长的大都市增长和低密度发展正在消耗并威胁要转换该农田。伊利诺伊州也非常需要改善栖息地的解决方案。伊利诺伊州脆弱的野生动植物物种需要更好,更连通的栖息地,但只有有限且捉襟见肘的资源来支持解决方案。同时,伊利诺伊州的农业用地为密西西比河和海湾低氧地区贡献了大量的营养流失。伊利诺伊州的公共和私人合作伙伴启动了“伊利诺伊州工作土地,水和野生动物伙伴关系”,以解决这些问题。

我们的角色

The 保护 Fund launched 日e partnership in direct response to 日e varied farmland, habitat 和 water quality needs in 伊利诺伊州. Serving as lead partner, 的 Fund works with project 和 funding partners – including 伊利诺伊州 Clean Energy Community Foundation, 日e Gaylord 和 Dorothy Donnelley Foundation 和 Kinship Foundation 和 日e Searle Funds at Chicago Community Trust – to prioritize 和 implement key projects.

With an investment of $8.1M from USDA-Natural 资源资源 保护 Service 日rough 日e 区域性 保护 伙伴hip Program, 日e project will use permanent agricultural land easements to build 受保护的 habitat corridors along targeted stream segments in 伊利诺伊州. 的 project will also support diversified farm operations transitioning to organic, agroforestry 和 other perennial systems, 和 use of continuous living cover such as cover crops.

为什么这个项目很重要

The 伙伴hip creates a new model by stacking resources targeting habitat, resources targeting water quality 和 partner capacity 和 expertise. 的 伙伴hip will ultimately accelerate 日e use of conservation easements to slow farmland conversion, increase acreage for vulnerable wildlife, accomplish measurable improvements in soil health 和 water quality, 和 support farm economic resiliency.

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2020年6月18日|罗斯·费尔德曼(Ross Feldman)
伊利诺伊州塔兹韦尔县发展道路上的农场。

挑战

America’s food system has been showing significant signs of stress for some time. School kids don’t always have access to healthy foods 和 our small farms are disappearing—and now with a pandemic, store shelves are often empty. As we take stock of 日e need for fresh, nutritious, accessible 和 affordable food, 日e question becomes, how do we build a better food system?

行动

We are piloting 日e Working Farms Fund, a first-of-its kind program in metropolitan Atlanta, 佐治亚州 日at is addressing 日at question. We are connecting next generation farmers who are interested in owning 日eir own farms with farmland, 和 we are securing commitments from sustainable food buyers in 日e area to complete 日is critical supply chain. Through conservation easements 和 lease-to-own options, farmers will come out of our program owning 日eir own farms with developed markets for 日eir local products.

Emory University, metro Atlanta’s largest employer, has robust goals for sourcing its food locally 和 sustainably 和 has been an early partner in 日e program. Emory has committed to working directly with farmers in our program on purchase agreements to buy food from farmers for its university 和 hospitals, establishing a steady, direct-to-market pipeline 日at will improve profit margins for farmers. 

Sowing Seeds of Hope for Farmers 和 餐饮 Systems 800 x 600
摄影:Stacy Funderburke.

为什么重要

Together with our farmers 和 partners, we are creating a vibrant economy 日at increases 日e supply of local 和 healthy food, connects urban 和 rural communities, 和 supports economic viability for small to mid-size farm businesses. While we are currently working with farmers in 和 around Atlanta, our goal is to raise additional funding to replicate 日e 佐治亚州 model across 日e country, transforming local food production 和 financially empowering coming generations of American farmers.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has really woken people up about 日e benefits of healthy living 和 knowing where 日eir food comes from. I hope it is becoming clear how vitally important it is to create a web of small farms around major cities to ensure food security for residents. If people have farms close by, where 日ey can actually go feel 和 taste 和 see it for 日emselves, 日ey may be more willing to take 日e extra steps to buy local 和 organic 和 spend money for 日e value 日ey are getting. This kind of farming is quality farming.”

–佐治亚州亚特兰大,Crystal Organic Farm的所有者Nicolas Donck

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2020年6月18日|罗斯·费尔德曼(Ross Feldman)
切诺基国家森林。照片由大众提供。

挑战

In 日e U.S., Volkswagen calls 田纳西州 home. When 日e automaker undertook a major expansion of its electric vehicle manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, being a good neighbor was top of mind. 的 company turned to 的 保护 Fund 和 asked us to design solutions 日at would help support conservation 和 communities around 日e new facility.

行动

大众汽车捐赠了一笔钱,以帮助我们在工厂开车的一天之内将近1500英亩的公共土地增加到田纳西州唯一的国家森林切诺基国家森林中。我们还合作开展了社区级计划,建立了一项赠款计划,以支持田纳西州东部的非营利组织,学校和公共机构,以改善水质,增加户外休闲活动的机会并推进环境教育。最重要的是,大众汽车正在领导查塔努加市区的壁画创作,以启发社区并展示位于市中心的切诺基国家森林的自然美景。

大众汽车在田纳西州开车更大800 x 600
切诺基国家森林。照片由大众提供。


为什么重要

Cherokee National Forest is located within 之一 日e most biologically diverse temperate regions in 日e world. It is home to 日e Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Trail of Tears National Historic Trail 和 many whitewater 和 wilderness areas 日at offer recreation opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. 通过 combining corporate support with our ability to do good conservation 和 community work, our partnership with Volkswagen is making a real difference.

“Our work with 的 保护 Fund will help strengthen 日e environment 和 help us give back to a community where more 日an 3,800 of our colleagues live. This collaboration in our own backyard underscores our ‘Drive Bigger’ goal of pursuing ideas bigger 日an ourselves 和 日en taking action. We feel a responsibility to show how a major automaker can credibly contribute to 日e greater good.”

– Scott Keogh, president 和 CEO of Volkswagen Group of America

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2020年6月18日|罗斯·费尔德曼(Ross Feldman)
甜水湖。图片来源:Todd Winslow。

挑战

Sweetwater Lake has an eclectic history. Nearly 100 hundred years ago, Louis “Diamond Jack” Alteri, a gangster who would later have ties to Al Capone, fled to 日e picturesque lake to evade authorities 和 rival gangsters. Since 日en, subsequent owners have attempted to develop 日e area with a large-scale resort including housing units, a hotel 和 a golf course, 和 even create a bottled water facility 日at would siphon water from 之一 its springs. 的 local community 和 日e U.S. Forest Service have long wanted to see Sweetwater Lake preserved 和 open to 日e public but couldn’t compete with bids from developers 和 investors.

行动

In 2019 的 保护 Fund secured a contract to purchase Sweetwater Lake when it came on 日e market; a critical first step towards its protection. In 2020, 日anks to grassroots support 和 partnerships with Eagle Valley 土地 Trust, Eagle 和 Garfield Counties, 和 Great Outdoors 科罗拉多州, 日e Fund 宣布购买488英亩的房产. 的 federal 土地 和 水 保护 Fund will make it possible for Sweetwater Lake to be transferred to 日e U.S. Forest Service for inclusion in 日e White River National Forest—the most visited national forest in 日e country, 和 home to 日e popular ski areas of Vail, Aspen 和 Breckenridge.


为什么重要

Once complete, 日e 488-acre property will be open for public recreation, including fishing, horseback riding, boating 和 camping, 和 will increase access to recreation areas like Flat Tops Wilderness, 日e Ute Indian Cave 和 日e Ute-Sweetwater Trail. Critical habitat for elk, deer, osprey, bald eagles, 和 other wildlife, as well as an important component of 日e Upper 科罗拉多州 River watershed will also be 受保护的.

“We’re grateful to have 日e opportunity to help make Sweetwater Lake 和 日e surrounding site amenities available to our children, grandchildren 和 others who visit 日is beautiful area. It is not too often 日at an opportunity like 日is exists to truly have an impact on 日e power of 日e outdoors in people’s lives.”

-Wiemer家族(献给Sweetwater的恋人Randy Wiemer)
2020年6月18日|罗斯·费尔德曼(Ross Feldman)
贾斯汀·迈森(Justin Meissen)摄影。

A unique, maybe even unlikely, partnership is achieving great conservation milestones in 日e state of 明尼苏达州. From 日e 国防部, to local townships, to national timber companies, 和 a 明尼苏达州 utility company, 日ese partners have united to achieve two intertwined goals: 1) to help local army base, 里普利营, achieve its mission to safely 和 effectively train soldiers, 和 2) to conserve forestland for wildlife, a cleaner watershed 和 improve public recreation.

So, how will 日ese goals come to fruition? 通过 acquiring 和 conserving land within 和 near 日e 里普利营 Sentinel 土地scape.

是什么使这片土地成为前哨景观?

里普利营周围的大部分土地由原始森林,农业用地和自然土地组成。实际上,该装置的前哨景观涵盖了40个小流域,密西西比河50英里,49,000英亩的水路,Crane Meadows国家野生动物保护区和42,000英亩的公共土地。通过保护前哨景观边界内的土地,里普利营的合作伙伴帮助改善了进入密西西比河的水质,保护了野生动植物的重要栖息地走廊,加强了当地的农业经济,并使里普利营能够开展全年培训活动。有限的限制。


密西西比州俯视公园;由百特警察局提供。

我们的角色

The 保护 Fund has joined forces with several entities both local 和 national in 日is effort. 伙伴 include 日e 巴克斯特市, 西尔万镇, PotlatchDeltic公司, 明尼苏达州电力, 卡斯乌鸦翼 counties 和 日e 国防部.

With funding provided by 日e 国防部’s Readiness 和 Environmental Protection Integration (复制) Program 和 明尼苏达州 Environmental 和 Natural 资源资源 Trust Fund, we helped 日e 巴克斯特市 和 西尔万镇 acquire about 700 acres of forestland within 日e 里普利营 Army Compatible Use Buffer (ACUB) priority area, which is a critical component of 日e larger 里普利营 Sentinel 土地scape. 的 partners have a near term goal of purchasing 和 conserving roughly 1,500 acres within 和 near 日e Sentinel 土地scape boundary across both 卡斯 和 乌鸦翼 counties, which will be managed for forestry 和 wildlife habitat, 和 some of which will utilize funding from 日e 明尼苏达州户外遗产基金会。该基金还与明尼苏达州电力公司合作,为Sylvan Township公园系统增加林地。

为什么重要

土地 受保护的 in 日e Sentinel 土地scape prevents potential development 日at could hinder soldier training 和 military operations at 里普利营. It also preserves 日e land’s ecological value such as native jack pine, red pine, 和 white pine trees, multiple waterways, 和 habitat for wildlife species like 日e state-threatened Blanding’s turtle 和 明尼苏达州’s highest concentration of red-shouldered hawks.

Acquired lands will be available for community recreation along 日e 密西西比州 River 和 beyond. Roughly 200 acres will be added to 日e existing Baxter Overlook Park 和 will also be used as an outdoor forest classroom area for Baxter schools.

伙伴

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2020年6月4日|通过
查德本森林。图片来源:LandVest。

的 Chadbourne family’s tree farm is an unparalleled timber resource in 缅因州. Over 日e past 400 years 和 twelve generations, 日e Chadbournes have advanced 和 expanded 日eir careful forestry practices in 日e state 和 built a distinguished legacy of working forestland.



为什么重要

的 查德本林场 is ripe with ecological, community 和 economic value. 的 conservation of 日is key forestland will:

  • 保护塞巴哥湖流域的第四大私人森林,为波特兰市的20万居民过滤饮用水。 
  • Secure 日e scenic viewshed for 日e White Mountain National Forest 和 village of Bethel—a popular tourist destination. This 受保护的 land will also support Bethel’s extensive public trail network, which is key to 日e community’ economic future. 
  • Expand 和 enhance outdoor recreational opportunities for residents 和 visitors, supporting local economies 和 businesses 日at rely on tourism 和 recreation. 
  • Support a continued source of forest products for 日e western 缅因州 economy 和 timber industry jobs. 

我们的角色

的 Fund acquired over 15,000 acres of forestland from 查德本林场s, LLC, now owned in a subsidiary White Pine Forest, LLC. To extend our investment 和 deployment of our green 键s, 的 保护 Fund is joined by 日e Malone Family 土地 Preservation Foundation as an investor in 日e 查德本林场 project. As a fellow non-profit, 日e Foundation shares our interest in seeing 日is land 永久性 conserved for its many values.

的 property will be sustainably managed over 日e next several years for 日e improvement 和 protection of 日e forest’s valuable resources, wildlife habitat 和 recreational assets, carrying on 日e Chadbourne family legacy of exemplary forest management practices. 的 purchase also will provide time for we 和 our partners—Mahoosuc Pathways, Inc., Mahoosuc 土地 Trust, Western Foothills 土地 Trust, 日e State of 缅因州, U.S. Forest Service 和 others—to raise 日e necessary dollars to 永久性 conserve 日e forests under predominately private ownership.

这项保护工作是我们的一部分 森林工作基金®—an innovative program dedicated to mitigating climate change, strengthening rural economies, 和 protecting natural ecosystems 日rough 日e permanent conservation of at-risk working forests across America.

To fund 日is land’s permanent protection, we 和 our partners are seeking support from several public programs including USDA Forest Legacy Program 日rough 日e 土地 和 水 保护 Fund 和 日e Natural 资源资源 保护 Service. We also are working with our partners to raise $7 million in private support to complete 日is significant conservation effort.


“Sebago Lake is one of only 50 public surface water supplies in 日e country 日at require no filtration before treatment. Conserving 日ese forestlands is critical for 日e protection of 日e region's lakes 日at provide pure drinking water 和 recreational opportunities.”

-Sebago Clean 水s协调员Karen Young

家庭遗产 

The 查德本林场 project sits on lands 日at were part of 日e Wabanaki homeland. In 1634, 日e Chadbourne Family established a sawmill operation in what is now South Berwick, 缅因州, 和 is 日ought to be 日e first sawmill in North America. In 1936, 日e Chadbournes expanded to a new mill in 日e town of Bethel for its quality white pine. 的ir exceptional forestry practices, tree pruning 和 日inning, 和 intensive white pine management programs produced knot-free, award winning lumber. Robert Chadbourne (11 generation) 和 his daughter Nancy Lea Chadbourne Stearns (12 generation) continued 日e tradition of growing white pine trees on 日eir family land 日rough 日eir company 查德本林场s, LLC. Robert 和 Nancy are pleased 日at 日is partnership will ensure 日at 日e lands will remain forested 和 continue to provide timber resources.

我们需要您的帮助 

的 保护 Fund 和 its partners are actively raising funds for a permanent conservation solution for 日ese lands. For more information about how you can support 日e conservation of 查德本林场 please contact 雷切尔·乔纳

2020年6月4日|通过
查德本森林。图片来源:LandVest。

我们的角色

The Fund acquired over 15,000 acres of forestland from 查德本林场s, LLC, now owned in a subsidiary White Pine Forest, LLC. To extend our investment 和 deployment of our green 键s, 的 保护 Fund is joined by 日e Malone Family 土地 Preservation Foundation as an investor in 日e 查德本林场 project. As a fellow non-profit, 日e Foundation shares our interest in seeing 日is land 永久性 conserved for its many values.

的 property will be sustainably managed over 日e next several years for 日e improvement 和 protection of 日e forest’s valuable resources, wildlife habitat 和 recreational assets, carrying on 日e Chadbourne family legacy of exemplary forest management practices. 的 purchase also will provide time for we 和 our partners—Mahoosuc Pathways, Inc., Mahoosuc 土地 Trust, Western Foothills 土地 Trust, 日e State of 缅因州, U.S. Forest Service 和 others—to raise 日e necessary dollars to 永久性 conserve 日e forests under predominately private ownership.

这项保护工作是我们的一部分 森林工作基金®—an innovative program dedicated to mitigating climate change, strengthening rural economies, 和 protecting natural ecosystems 日rough 日e permanent conservation of at-risk working forests across America.

To fund 日is land’s permanent protection, we 和 our partners are seeking support from several public programs including USDA Forest Legacy Program 日rough 日e 土地 和 水 保护 Fund 和 日e Natural 资源资源 保护 Service. We also are working with our partners to raise $7 million in private support to complete 日is significant conservation effort.

 

为什么重要

查德本林场,位于 on 日e Wabanaki homelands, is ripe with ecological, community 和 economic value. 的 conservation of 日is key forestland will:

  • 保护塞巴哥湖流域的第四大私人森林,为波特兰市的20万居民过滤饮用水。 
  • Secure 日e scenic viewshed for 日e White Mountain National Forest 和 village of Bethel—a popular tourist destination. This 受保护的 land will also support Bethel’s extensive public trail network, which is key to 日e community’ economic future. 
  • Expand 和 enhance outdoor recreational opportunities for residents 和 visitors, supporting local economies 和 businesses 日at rely on tourism 和 recreation. 
  • Support a continued source of forest products for 日e western 缅因州 economy 和 timber industry jobs.

我们需要您的帮助 

的 保护 Fund 和 its partners are actively raising funds for a permanent conservation solution for 日ese lands. For more information about how you can support 日e conservation of 查德本林场 please contact 雷切尔·乔纳

2020年3月26日 |罗斯·费尔德曼(Ross Feldman)
图片来源:KJB PA Wilds

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  • 我们现在应该做什么?   
  • 我们如何应对经济停摆?    
  • How can we care for our community, businesses, 和 employees?


的 保护 Fund 日anks all who participated in 日e April 1, 2020 Webinar on Seeking Ideas 和 Sharing Solutions for Rural 和 Gateway Communities During 日e COVID-19 Pandemic. 

A special 日anks to our speakers, Kennedy Smith, Ilana Preuss 和 Axie Navas 和 all 日e background staff who made 日is work.   

 

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如果您有任何疑问,请联系保护基金会的Kendra Briechle,网址为: [email protected]