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TNC in Connecticut Announces New Chairman and Additions to Board of Trustees

Sep 25th, 2014 | By

The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut announced a new chairman and new members of its Board of Trustees. The new chairman of the Board is Allen Rosenshine, of Lyme. A member of the Board of Trustees since 2007, Rosenshine replaces John Levinson, who served as chair for three years and will continue to serve as vice

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Garden Club Of Hartford Hosts Nature Conservancy Speaker At Annual Meeting

Nov 26th, 2013 | By

By the end of Lutz’s one-hour presentation – which included a question-and-answer session – it was evident that the rich history of New England’s largest and longest river was matched only by the deep curiosity of the nearly 150 attendees. “I didn’t realize the Connecticut River was such a big deal, that it has so

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TNC Report Addresses Protecting Coastal Communities from Climate Change Impacts

Oct 24th, 2013 | By

The Nature Conservancy prepared the report by request from The New York City Special Initiative for Rebuilding to undertake a project evaluating the role of nature and natural infrastructure in protecting communities from some of the impacts of climate change. The community of Howard Beach, Queens, was selected as a conceptual model for the project because this neighborhood, hit hard during Sandy, is low-lying and densely populated. Although Howard Beach was used in the analysis, the study methodology is applicable to coastal communities across the City and around the globe.



Scientists work to preserve the Connecticut River

Sep 19th, 2013 | By

Three scientists at TNC — Rose Paul, Kathryn Kennedy, and Kimberly Lutz — are front and center in considering the Connecticut River, making sure all the components of biology and ecology, as well as usages for recreation and energy, are measured in what’s best for the river. And that’s key to creating a model of

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Newly Protected Land along Five-Mile River in Connecticut Helps Link Protected Areas in Three States

Jul 12th, 2012 | By

The Wyndham Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy announced the protection of 124 acres of important habitat along the Five-Mile River in the Quinebaug River basin in Thompson, Conn.

This land, bisected by the Five-Mile River in northeastern Connecticut, links conservation lands in three states—Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island—and supports habitat for several state-listed species, they said. Click on this environmental headline for more of this story.



The Nature Conservancy In Connecticut Hosts New York City Students for Summer Internships

Jul 10th, 2012 | By

Students Embark on Outdoor Adventure NEW HAVEN, CT (July 10, 2012) – The Nature Conservancy, the world’s largest conservation organization, is proud to announce that students from its Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) program are heading out this week for a great summer adventure. Students from four high schools in New York

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Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge Expands with Help of The Nature Conservancy

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently partnered with The Nature Conservancy to purchase nearly 50 acres of forested land for the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge. The tract is near the convergence of Pine Brook and the Salmon River in Haddam Neck, Conn.



Land Gift Strengthens Conservation and Public Access along Connecticut River

Mar 29th, 2012 | By

A generous gift of land in Old Lyme’s Lord Cove will assist conservation and provide public access in one of the largest and most important tidal marsh areas along the Lower Connecticut River, two Connecticut conservation groups announced. The donation from the John Lohmann Revocable Trust to the Old Lyme Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy protects 38 acres that includes shoreline, tidal marsh and uplands.



Kenya’s Samburu people ‘violently evicted’ after TNC, African Wildlife Foundation buy land

Dec 14th, 2011 | By

Members of the Samburu people in Kenya have been abused, beaten and raped by police after the land they lived on for two decades was sold to The Nature Conservancy and the African Wildlife Foundation, a rights group and community leader have alleged.



The Nature Conservancy welcomes mew LIS director

Dec 3rd, 2011 | By

The Connecticut and Long Island chapters of The Nature Conservancy today welcome Chantal Collier as director of the Conservancy’s Long Island Sound Program, which is dedicated to ongoing revitalization of a crucial urban estuary. Collier most recently oversaw the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Coral Reef Conservation Program for seven years, where she successfully increased the program’s visibility and funding.



Conservation Land Transfers Add to Protected Areas of Silvio O. Conte Fish and Wildlife Refuge

Nov 16th, 2011 | By

The protected area of the Silvio O. Conte Fish and Wildlife Refuge has grown, and the public will gain enhanced access in a place of significance to American naturalist history, with transfer by The Nature Conservancy of 96 acres of land to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The transfer includes a 40-acre parcel in East Hampton that contains a half-mile of Pine Brook, a direct tributary of the Salmon River. This property was transferred jointly by The Nature Conservancy and the Middlesex Land Trust.



Nature Conservancy Receives $25,000 Grant from GE

Jun 9th, 2011 | By

The Nature Conservancy has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the General Electric Foundation, in keeping with GE’s Ecomagination initiative. The funding will be used to protect and restore habitat in the Berkshire Taconic Landscape. The Berkshire Taconic Landscape encompasses the three-state region of eastern New York, northwestern Connecticut and southwestern Massachusetts, near GE’s birthplace in Schenectady, and near its corporate headquarters in Fairfield, CT, and a region that is home to many GE businesses, employees and retirees. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.



The Nature Conservancy Hires New Executive Director

Apr 23rd, 2011 | By

Dr. Frogard Ryan doesn’t think of nature as a remote abstraction. Rather, The Nature Conservancy’s ne executive director in Connecticut believes in the power of nature in our daily lives to spur conservation.



TNC seeks state director

Aug 10th, 2010 | By

Formed in 1960, the Connecticut Chapter of The Nature Conservancy has a long history of conservation achievement requiring the care and stewardship of multiple ownerships, easements, and ongoing commitments. Through these efforts the Chapter has protected more than 50,000 Connecticut acres, maintains 60 local nature preserves, and has a membership of about 24,000 households. It

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Wildlife habitat in Berkshire County purchased, preserved, protected | masslive.com

Aug 9th, 2010 | By

Acquisitions protect critical habitat for rare species and other wildlife More than 485 acres of land and water have been purchased at a price of $1.41 million in Berkshire County for the purpose of protecting habitat, water sources for wildlife and outdoors people. The acquisition is in Egremont, Mount Washington and Sheffield, according to state

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