2007 GRANTS

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LAND PROTECTION PROGRAM: WILDLANDS, WILD WATERS

Appalachian Mountain Club, ME – For support of the Katahdin Iron Works project in northern Maine, specifically the purchase of the 37,000-acre Katahdin Iron Works property and the creation within it of a 10,386-acre Ecological Reserve, permanently protected by a forever wild easement to the State of Maine. Grant directed to the Northeast Land Trust Coalition, Pew Charitable Trusts, to generate matching funds.
$350,000 as part of a multi-year pledge

The Nature Conservancy of Canada – For support of the acquisition of the 883-acre Larocque property, part of the northern Green Mountains linkage area between Vermont and Quebec and identified as significant for wildlife and ecological connectivity by The Wildlands Project and Two Countries, One Forest. This property on the U.S. / Canadian border is protected by forever wild servitudes and a governmental Nature Reserve designation.
$150,000

The Nature Conservancy, New Hampshire Chapter – For support of the acquisition and stewardship of the 635-acre Murray Tract, a key addition to the now 38,000-acre tapestry of conservation land in Stoddard, NH and adjacent towns protected by private landowners and multiple land conservation organizations. The Murray land in the town of Windsor is permanently protected with a forever wild easement held by the Harris Center for Conservation Education.
$150,000 as final installment of a multi-year grant

Northeast Wilderness Trust, MA – For support of the Wapack Wilderness Project, the purchase of a forever wild easement over 1,492 acres owned by the Hampshire Country School in the towns of Rindge and New Ipswich, NH. This project helps safeguard the headwaters of the Miller's River (a tributary of the Connecticut), several rare natural communities, and significant wildlife habitat.
$50,000

Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association, ME – Support for the Partnership to Promote Proactive Land Conservation in the Sheepscot Watershed, a collaboration among the Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association, the Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance, and the Boothbay Region Land Trust to identify and advance protection efforts for ecologically significant land in the Sheepscot River Watershed of central Maine.
$5,000 as part of a multi-year pledge