Protection Successes

Wilderness Areas –
National Parks – National Park Service
National Monuments – The Wilderness Society
National Conservation Areas – Bureau of Land Management
Cooperative Management and Protection Areas, Outstanding Natural Areas, and Forest Reserves – Bureau of Land Management


Sprawling Mendocino County ranch set to be preserved – The Press Democrat, 6.2.17 

  • “Now, his family and conservationists are taking measures to forever protect the stunning 14,898-acre ranch, including some 1,000 acres of old-growth redwood forest and 28 miles of salmon- and steelhead-bearing streams. It is the largest remaining family-owned redwood forest in the world, said Sam Hodder, president of Save the Redwoods League.”

Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects – CA Dept of Fish & Wildlife, 5.25.17 

  • “Two grants totaling $4.8 million to Save the Redwoods League to acquire conservation easements over approximately 11,000 acres of land for the conservation and protection of managed forest lands and forest reserve areas that include Douglas fir, old growth redwood, riparian corridors, coastal watersheds and riverine habitats, and support salmonids and other rare wildlife species within the Garcia and Navarro River watersheds near Yorkville in Mendocino County.” 

Remote Old-Growth Forest (Howlett Ranch) Gains Protection – Includes Audio – KRCB, 5.2.17

Plans Halted for Widening Highway Through Ancient Redwoods in California’s Richardson Grove State Park – Environmental Protection Information Center, 12.9.14

Old-Growth Redwoods Saved from Lumber Company (426 acres in Noyo River Canyon) – Sierra Club, 4.5.11 


ASHFORD PARK GREENSPACE – A great example of a successful combined effort that stopped the development of a wooded “pocket park” on county land (33 acres)

 Forest Reporter Dedicated Page
Brookhaven Now Owns 33-Acre ‘PDK Greenspace’ – The Brookhaven Post, 5.2.17


CROWN HILL NORTH WOODS – A community outpouring that led to an alternative solution and stopped cutting within an old-growth forest on US Dept of Veterans Affairs land (15 acres)

Bur Oak Forest Reporter Dedicated Page
VA, Crown Hill reach agreement to save old-growth forest – Indy Star, 5.5.17

Conservationists Set to Take Control of Meltzer Woods – Indy Star, 11.6.14

Land trust buys 46 acres on White River – The Star Press, 12.30.16

Forest Service withdraws logging plans in Birmingham Ferry Salvage Project (Land Between the Lakes) – Kentucky Heartwood, 12.22.16

Emily Vanderbilt Wade Buys in Georgia for $22 Million (Greenwood Quail Hunting Plantation)
 – Wall Street Journal, 3.13.15

Land trust acquires 26 more acres on Cobbossee’s Horseshoe Island – Central Maine, 1.2.17 [Kennebec Land Trust]

State OKs Naylor Mill conservation easement
delmarvanow, 11.16.16

Rare Old-Growth Forest Protected in Northeast Minnesota – The Nature Conservancy, 11.2.16

State parks add three new ‘Missouri Masterpieces’ – Springfield News-Leader, 12.22.16

Hikers Help Protect Beloved Trail on Mt. Sunapee – Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, 2.17.16

Forest along Ohio River sold to Nature Conservancy – Columbus Dispatch, 5.22.17 

  • “The Nature Conservancy’s plan is to eventually create an unbroken corridor for wildlife in southern Ohio that stretches from the original preserve in West Union to the Shawnee State Forest, about 20 miles to the east near Portsmouth.”

Wright State University preserves 15 acres of its woods – Xenia Daily Gazette, 5.11.17

Shawnee Wilderness – Ohio Environmental Council

Camp OtyOkwa home to undisturbed forest – Logan Daily News, 10.8.16

Metro Parks’ new land called ‘Hocking Hills of Franklin County’ – Columbus Dispatch, 9.21.16

Beaver Valley land deal finalized – Delaware Online, 5.1.17 

  • “The land preserved Monday is significant because it includes old-growth forest habitats with 200 to 300-year-old trees and rare plants.” 

Land purchase adds to conservancy’s Tryon-Weber Woods Natural Area – Meadville Tribune, 4.20.17 [Western Pennsylvania Conservancy]

St. Lawrence Community Forest protected by conservation easement
 – Reading Eagle, 12.18.16 [Berks Nature Land Trust]

Conservancy signs 3,300-acre deal for Onion Peak – The Daily Astorian, 11.21.16

Donation grows Cornell Plantations forest in Newfield – Ithaca Journal, 1.12.16

Land conservation a success along Blue Ridge Parkway 
– Avery Journal, 11.30.16 

DNR adds 97 acres to West Tiger Mountain Natural Resources Conservation Area – The Issaquah Press, 12.22.16

Forterra land purchase will protect 376 acres of land from development – Sno Valley Star, 1.5.17 [Forterra – Land Conservation]

Mount Grant Preserve campaign reaches the top – San Juan Islander, 1.7.17 [San Juan Preservation Trust]

Old-growth lands, islands donated to WV land trust
 – Charleston Gazette-Mail, 11.13.16