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Here's Why Your Water in the Mid-Atlantic States Is So Awesome - Laura Goldman for The Huffington Post, December 15, 2015

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Most of us give nary a thought to where our tap water comes from…Not Dr. Janet Haas, chair of the William Penn Foundation. Haas has spent the last 20 years thinking strategically and the foundation recently committed $43 million toward  improving and maintaining the Delaware River Watershed...


How Climate Change Is Spawning a New View of Conservation  - Pete Spotts for the Christian Science Monitor, August 20, 2015 Christian Science Monitor article ccp climate change

It's a late-July morning, and Andy Finton works his way up a trail in western Massachusetts' Berkshire Hills, walking beneath a canopy of sugar maple, ash, beech, and basswood.
At one point, Mr. Finton pauses and announces with a chuckle: “Congratulations! You’re on a steep slope.”



Resilience: A New Conservation Strategy for a Warming World -Jim Robbins for Yale Climate Change 360
July 13, 2015

ccp Yale 360 article The San Francisco Bay was once one of the richest estuaries in North America. Almost completely enclosed and protected from the open ocean, and with more than 200 freshwater creeks feeding into it, it was a fertile refuge for young salmon, halibut, sturgeon, anchovy, and smelt.... Then came the specter of climate change.


Conserving Nature's Stage
Multiple Authors for Conservation Biology June 11, 2015

Conserving Natures Stage Conservation BiologyA special series of eight peer-reviewed articles plus an overview and editorial highlights of the exciting new climate science behind OSI’s $12 million Resilient Landscapes Initiative. It focuses on the concept of “Conserving Nature’s Stage,” or protecting the enduring physical features likely to retain or attract species in the long term.


Report: Blue Ridge Needs Protection Most
Karen Chávez for Ashville Citizen-Times - May 22, 2015

Resilient Landscapes for a Shifting Environment
Kimber Ray for Before It’s News -  June 15, 2015

Conservation’s New Math
Susan Moran for Flux - January 16, 2015


Land Transactions and Strategies



ccp press phoenixvilleMore Than 500 Acres of Historic Land Preserved Near Phoenixville

Justin Heinze for Phoenixville Patch, Pennsylvania, December 21, 2015 (with slide show and 0:49 video)

The historic 553-acre Warwick Furnace Farm along the South Branch of French Creek in Warwick and East Nantmeal townships in Chester County will be preserved forever.


Maine Groups Working to Preserve Land Likely to Be Climate-ccp press maine groupsChange Resilient
Susan Sharon for MBPN News, (Maine NPR), July 27, 2015 (5:47 audio podcast and slideshow included)

Global climate change, as manifest through extreme weather patterns, is forcing land trusts and conservation agencies to take stock of the special places around them.


Power to Save June 2015: Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

ccp Press power to saveBill Schultz for WNEP-TV, Pennsylvania, June 18, 2015
(8:09 video) In Monroe County, a local group of people have saved a giant chunk of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area just so we can protect the water and the land.


Blue Ridge Mountains Get Attention for Conservation Challenges
Karen Chávez for the Ashville Citizen-Times, North Carolina, May 22, 2015

They've had their boots in the mud, the creeks, the cliffs, coves and mountainsides of Western North Carolina for the last few decades, seeking open chunks of land for permanent conservation.


Scientist says rising temperatures will negatively effect local birds, hemlocks and brook trout - Pocano Record, 5/16/2016

Critical Climate-Resilient Lands Added to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area - April 20, 2016
A major victory toward long-term protection of the Delaware River has been realized with the addition of three new properties to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, further expanding the world-class park. And now, a “Resilience Analysis” conducted by the Open Space Institute has captured and inventoried the entire park’s critical role as a regional haven for wildlife and natural moderator of flooding and drought as the climate changes.

Recreation Area to Expand
Bruce A. Scruton for New Jersey Herald, December 22, 2015

West Windsor Celebrates Resort Land Acquisition
Natalie Nutile-MacMenemy for The Vermont Standard, December 17, 2015

Two Preservation Efforts Celebrated
Evan Brandt for Daily Local News, Pennsylvania, December 14, 2015

Pinelands Tract Is Teeming with Life
Edward Colimore for the Philadelphia Inquirer, July 11, 2015

Pine Barrens Purchase Increases Size of Protected Tract to Over 10,000 Acres
Tom Johnson for NJ Spotlight, New Jersey, July 9, 2015

Conservation de la Nature (Conserving Nature)
CIGN-FM, Quebec, Canada,  June 30, 2015 (0:49 audio, in French)

Mosier’s Knob Acquisition Celebrated
David Pierce for the Pocono Record, PA, June 25, 2015

Nature Conservancy Hoping to Add to Protected Spaces In Isthmus
Darrell Cole for Amherst News Citizen-Record, Nova Scotia, Canada, June 25, 2015

Moose Sex Project in Nova Scotia Gets Helping Hand from United States
Halifax Metro, Novia Scotia, Canada, June 25, 2015

Conservationists Laud $4.3 Million Addition to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
David Pierce for Pocono Record, Pennsylvania, June 24, 2015

Celebrating a Steep Conservation Challenge
Berks Community Television, Pennsylvania, June 23, 2015

Preservation of Gibraltar Hill Celebrated
Wendy Davis for WFMZ News, Pennsylvania/New Jersey, June 22, 2015 (0:44 video)

NPS Acquisition
Pike County Dispatch, Pennsylvania, April 30, 2015




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