FORMER LINEMAN JASON BROWN QUITS THE NFL AND TURNS TO FARMING ON CONSERVED LAND Many of North American Land Trust’s (NALT) landowners are what we call second or third generation landowners, meaning they did not place a conservation easement on their property, but rather purchased it with a NALT easement already in place. Often times,
HOW CONSERVATION EASEMENTS AND HUNTING ARE MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL AT SOUTHWIND PLANTATION Born in the late 19th century, the conservation movement exists today thanks largely in part to hunters. While it may seem counter-intuitive to think that the people permanently removing turkey, deer and bear from this world are conservationists, the truth is that responsible hunters
PROTECTING ONE FAMILY’S DEDICATION TO THE LAND Now with the spring season in full bloom, many of us are spending these warmer days in our backyards, planting flowers that attract pollinators, weeding invasives to make room for native species, raking debris and cultivating the land for a summer or fall harvest of fruits and veggies.
It’s no secret that things that are vital to our livelihoods — housing, industry and infrastructure development — impact wildlife habitat and open space values. To address this, developers are often required to permanently protect similar habitat through mitigation and a conservation easement, which is how NALT was able to help save the Delmarva fox
LANDOWNERS EXCEED STEWARDSHIP EXPECTATIONS Situated east of Panthertown Valley in Jackson and Transylvania Counties and south of Toxaway River Headwaters, just along the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, you’ll find an extensive set of Montane Acidic Cliffs surrounded by high elevation forests with dots of pink-shell azalea (Rhododendron vaseyi) that stand out against the dense