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PLN News: November 2015

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Breakfast with Senator George Mitchell a Success

On November 10th, Resources First Foundation was honored to have Senator George Mitchell deliver the keynote address at our benefit breakfast in support of Resources First Foundation and the conservation of private lands.

Click here or on the image above to watch event coverage from WMTW News 8.

Delmarva Fox Squirrel Leaps off Endangered Species List

Field Guide: Delmarva Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger cinereus)
The Delmarva fox squirrel is a large, gray squirrel that lives in the quiet forests of its namesake peninsula.
"The U.S. Department of the Interior today announced that due to concerted conservation efforts by states, landowners and others working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel, one of the animals included on the first list of endangered species nearly a half century ago, is no longer at risk of extinction."

Read the press release here.

Leopold Conservation Award Winners Announced

Charlie "the tree man" Williams of West Wind Farm is the recipient of Kentucky's 2015 Leopold Conservation Award.
The 2015 winners of the Sand County Foundation's Leopold Conservation Award, one of the most prestigious awards in private lands conservation, have been announced in all participating states. Congratulations to all of the winners and every landowner embodying Aldo Leopold's land ethic.

LTA Welcomes 50th Sponsor of Conservation Easement Incentive Act

"Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) joins 23 other Republican, 24 Democratic and two Independent senators to support a tax incentive benefiting farmers, ranchers and other landowners. In exchange for placing a conservation easement on their lands to permanently protect important natural, scenic and historic resources for public benefit, participating landowners received limited tax benefits through a temporary incentive that expired Dec. 31, 2014."

Read the press release from the Land Trust Alliance.

Priority Watersheds Selected for Nutrient, Sediment-loss Initiative

The Natural Resources Conservation Service will invest $30 million in 73 projects in high-priority watersheds across the Mississippi River Basin.

The strategy NRCS uses targets small priority watersheds within the Mississippi River Basin. Projects offer incentives for local landowners and add partners to join forces for a more powerful impact.

Learn more here.

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