TU’s Land Protection Project accelerates permanent protection of coldwater resources by (1) engaging sportsmen and women as advocates and supporters of land protection and restoration; (2) working with land trusts and grassroots to prioritize and permanently protect high quality trout and salmon streams; (3) bringing resources to the table such as the Conservation Success Index and the Coldwater Land Conservancy Fund for land transaction costs, and (4) reconnecting and restoring aquatic habitat on protected lands.
TU partner the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy recently acquired 466 acres along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in Clinton County, Pennsylvania. The property includes Green Run, a “Class A” wild brook trout fishery and a direct tributary to the West Branch. With the Conservancy’s... [ READ MORE... ]
As 2013 drew to a close, TU made four small but strategic investments in projects that permanently protect habitat for Eastern brook trout. Four TU Coldwater Land Conservancy Fund grants were given to three land trusts to protect 1,180 acres from future development. Two of the grants facilitated... [ READ MORE... ]
The Coldwater Land Conservancy Fund (CLCF) provides matching grants for land and easement transaction costs—expenses like boundary surveys, appraisals, and legal fees. These expenses can be difficult to fund and can keep good projects—especially donations of land and conservation easements—from... [ READ MORE... ]
TU’s Land Protection Project accelerates permanent protection of our most pristine fisheries by engaging sportsmen and women as advocates and supporters of land protection and restoration; working with land trusts and grassroots to prioritize and permanently protect high quality trout and salmon... [ READ MORE... ]