2001 GRANTS

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LAND PROTECTION PROGRAM: WILDLANDS, WILD WATERS

1000 Islands Land Trust, NY – For the 100+ acre Dori Broudy Property, adding to the 800+ acre Crooked Creek Preserve.
$10,000

Damariscotta River Association, ME – For Crooked Farm Project acquisition, protecting 130 acres and 1/2 mile of frontage on the Pemaquid River, in collaboration with the Pemaquid Watershed Association - DRA to hold Forever Wild Easement; PWA to hold title.
$10,000

Damariscotta River Association, ME – For Crooked Farm Project acquisition, protecting 130 acres and 1/2 mile of frontage on the Pemaquid River, in collaboration with the Pemaquid Watershed Association.
$40,000 interest-free loan (repaid in 2001)

Francis Small Heritage Trust, ME – For the acquisition of the Everett Libby Lot, part of Sawyer Mt. Conservation Plan.
$10,000

Green Mountain Club, VT – Toward the acquisition and stewardship of the 2,864+ acre Upper Basin of the Black Falls Property in Northern Vermont, near the Long Trail, an important black bear habitat.
$212,500

Kennebunk Land Trust, ME – Toward the acquisition of the 660-acre Kennebunk Plains Preserve, adding to 1,400-acre Wildlife Management Area.
$5,000

Lakes Region Conservation Trust, NH – Toward support of the conservation of the approximately 8,000-acre Ossipee Mountain / Castle in the Clouds property in Moultonborough, Tamworth, and Tuftonboro owned by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust and protected through a forever wild conservation easement held by The Nature Conservancy's New Hampshire Chapter.
$125,000 interest-free loan (converted to grant in 2010)

The Nature Conservancy, New Hampshire Chapter – In support of the acquisition of the 10,500-acre Vickie Bunnell Preserve, Coos County, New Hampshire, part of the ongoing landscape scale protection of public and non-profit lands in the region.
$250,000 as part of a multi-year pledge

The Nature Conservancy, New York Chapter – Toward the acquisition of the 15,500-acre Shingle Shanty (Thayer Lake) Tract in the Adirondacks. A conservation easement will be conveyed on at least 12,500-acres of this land.
$350,000 as part of a multi-year pledge

The Nature Conservancy, Vermont Chapter – For West Mountain Wildlife Management Area Core Area acquisition funds, for in-holdings.
$150,000

Orenda Wildlife Land Trust, MA – For costs associated with the acquisition of the 50-acre Mercy Lowe Property in Mashpee.
$5,000

Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association, ME – Toward the appraisal, survey and stewardship costs for 134-acre Bryant Island, part of Deer Meadow Brook Marsh Conservation Initiative, in partnership with Maine Coast Heritage Trust.
$5,800

Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance, ME – Toward the acquisition of the 100-acre Antignani Property, protecting 1 mile of frontage on the Sheepscot River.
$25,000

Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests – Toward the acquisition of the Sharon Bog tract with a Conservation Easement to TNC over 47.2 of its acres, as well as the 13.5-acres Milt Street Tract and 169.5-acres of the David Wilson Forest along the Gridley River, totaling 230.2 acres under easement. Part of a 2,800+ acre corridor of conserved land.
$40,000

Trust for Public Land, ME  – Toward the acquisition of the 6,180+ acre Mountain Pond Property within the US Fish and Wildlife Service Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge Area, New Hampshire.
$100,000
 

CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM

Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions – For support of planning a training conference for Vermont's Conservation Commissions.
$1,000

Audubon Vermont – For support of the Important Bird Areas Program, Phase II.
$5,000

City of Holyoke, Conservation Commission, MA – For support of Controlling Water Chestnut in the Connecticut River Watershed Project.
$12,000

Coastal Mountains Land Trust – Second half of award for support of Preserve Management Planning for the Ducktrap River Watershed, by ecologist, Janet McMahon.
$5,000

College of the Atlantic – For support of ecological inventory and habitat analysis portion of the Union River Watershed Study being conducted by the COA under the supervision of Professor Ken Kline.
$4,360

Dartmouth College – For continued support of the Headwaters Conservation Project, quantifying landscape ecological health using amphibian indicators.
$5,000

Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve – For scientific study on red-back salamanders and their role as a keystone species in ecological function relative to carbon sequestration and nutrient cycling in NE Forests Ecosystems.
$12,000

Friends of National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island – For Invasive Species Inventory and Management Plan within the reserve system, by US Fish and Wildlife Service biologist, Norma Kline.
$5,000

Hardwick Area Conservation Trust – For support of Small Dam Inventory and Assessment Pilot Project in the Chicopee Watershed, in partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' River Restore Program.
$5,000

Island Alliance – Second of 2 commitments for Inter-Tidal study of Boston Harbor Islands National Park & Recreation Area.
$9,000

Lakes Environmental Association – For Bio-Inventory of the Holt Pond Preserve by Dr. Rick van de Poll of Ecosystem Management Services.
$8,140

Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissioners – For support of the new Advanced Training Program for Commissioners.
$5,000

Massachusetts Audubon Society – Fiscal agent for UMass / Amherst Masters candidate, Benjamin Zuckerberg, to conduct study on grassland bird habitat management on Nantucket, supervised by Peter Vickery.
$8,000

Massachusetts Audubon Society – For support of Important Bird Areas Program, Phase I.
$5,000

National Audubon Society, Inc. – For support of a Vernal Pool Inventory & Management Plan for the Bent of the River Audubon Center, by Todd Tupper and Brad Timm, with input from Dr. M. Klemens.
$5,000

National Resources Council of Maine – To support J. McMahon study of Allagash lands owned by Clayton Lake Woodlands.
$10,000

National Wildlife Federation, Northeast Regional Center – Road Retirement Pilot Projects within the Green Mountain National Forest in remote areas.
$15,000

Neponset River Watershed Association – For Water BUDGETS Project - Balancing Uses with Demands and Generating Effective Techniques for Sustainability, pilot flow study.
$10,000

New England Aquarium – For support of the Freshwater Biodiversity Status Workshop, organized by research scientist Mark Chandler, held October, 2001.
$10,000

New England Wild Flower Society – For support of the New England Volunteer Plant Conservation Program.
$10,000

Oyster River Bog Association – For support of the Wildlands Inventory and Assessment Project for the 1,000-acre Oyster River Bog protected area, and 5,000-acre surrounding roadless unprotected area straddling the towns of Rockport, Rockalnd, and Warren in Knox County, Maine.
$10,000

Piscataquog Watershed Association – For support of a Forever Wild Stewardship Endowment Fund.
$5,000

RESTORE The North Woods, Inc. – For support of the Seeds of the Maine Woods National Park Project, conducting a two-year ecological inventory by consultant Bart DeWolfe, on 8,000+ acres purchased in two tracts by Roxanne Quimby.
$6,000

Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association – For the Preliminary Natural Resource Inventory of the Wiscasset Bypass Study Area, by ecologist, Janet McMahon.
$4,380

Trust for Public Land, ME – Ecological Inventory and Management Plan for Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, a 16,500-acre area, by Univeersity of Vermont's Dr. David Capen
$15,000

The Wildlands Project – Support of carnivore habitat suitabilty study as part of the Northern Forest Wildlands Network Design.
$10,000
 

WILDERNESS ADVOCACY FUNDING PROGRAM

Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks – For support of advocacy for wilderness stewardship in New York State, particularly the monitoring of unit management plans for Forest Preserve Plans in the Adirondacks.
$10,000

Coalition for Buzzards Bay – For Horsely & Witten study of hydrology of Makepeace lands to advocate for their conservation.
$5,000

Conservation Law Foundation – Second of two commitments for the River Restoration: Small Dam Project.
$5,000

Forest Watch – For creation of a land trust to protect and restore wilderness in the Northeast.
$10,000

Friends of the Presumpscot River – For support of technical assistance in reviewing EIR in FERC re-licensing process, calling for dam removal and fish passage.
$5,000

Northern Appalachian Restoration Project – For support of the Coastal Waters Project, advocating for Wilderness Areas designation during the Gulf of Maine Marine Protected Areas process.
$12,000

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility – For support of PEER's work with an alliance of employees working within state resource agencies in New Engalnd to promote professional ethics, insure environmental accountability and protect public health and the environment.
$7,500

Vermont Natural Resources Council – For support of the scientific, legal, and community relations work in filing a petition calling for the Outstanding National Resource Water provision of the Clean Water Act to protect the 92,600-acre Nullhegan Basin.
$10,200

Whale Center of New England – For continued support fo the Gulf Alive! Project, advocating marine species protection on many levels within the Gulf of Maine.
$10,000

Wild Earth Society – Underwriting support for Spring 2001 WildEarth Journal issue on Eastern Wild Forests.
$10,000

Wild Earth Society – Fiscal agent for Buy Back the Dacks Campaign to protect and connect land from Split Rock to Coon Mountain in the Adirondack Region of New York, in honor of John Davis' work.
$1,000

The Wilderness Society – For support of "Friends of" Groups in the White Mountain National Forest.
$12,000