12/31

Conservation Year in Review

As 2019 comes to a close, we at Partnership for Conservation took the time to reflect on some of this year’s biggest moments in conservation. Our organization was proud to spend another year fighting to ensure all Americans can participate in conservation and we look forward to building on those efforts in 2020.

Here are some of our biggest highlights:

Robert Ramsay Joins P4C

In January 2019, outdoorsman Robert Ramsay joined the P4C team. Robert has been a key leader in our efforts to ensure the long-term availability and integrity of conservation easements and increase the public’s understanding of the value of conservation partnerships. His proven track record of successfully advocating for conservation causes has helped P4C inform key lawmakers about the power of conservation easements in protecting land for future generations.

Research Project Demonstrates Positive Impacts of Conservation Easements

In Summer 2019, American University Professor William Snape released the findings of a research project on conservation easements. Among other positive impacts, Professor Snape found that more than 80 percent of the studied conservation easements protect an important natural resource and have active habitat programs and that 70 percent of them address climate change. This data demonstrates the clear positive impacts conservation easements have on the environment.

News Reports Show There is More to be Done to Address Climate Change

While 2019 brought many positive moments for P4C, it also reminded us of the importance of our work. News reports offering pessimistic outlooks for our world’s natural resources have  propelled us to work that much harder. If we are going to curb climate change and leave the best world we can for future generations, we must take advantage of every tool in our conservation toolbox including conservation easements. We are excited for what 2020 holds and will continue to encourage protecting our nation’s most precious lands through private conservation.


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At P4C, our mission is to expand conservation easements to keep pace with the continuous need for land conservation and wildlife preservation. More protected land means we can keep a safe 300 feet from larger wildlife!

At P4C, our mission is to expand conservation easements to keep pace with the continuous need for land conservation and wildlife preservation. More protected land means we can keep a safe 300 feet from larger wildlife!Social distancing means avoiding large gatherings and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet) from others when possible. While we're at it, let's remember to keep it 300 feet or more for larger wildlife.

As services are limited, the National Park Service continues to urge visitors to:

Check park websites for the most up to date information regarding access.

Pack out everything you bring into a park and always practice Leave No Trace principles.

Park only in designated areas. Follow park regulations.

If you encounter a crowded trail-head or overlook, you're not practicing safe social distancing. Go elsewhere.

If waving to your friend from six feet away, you're doing it right. If you're waving while standing next to a moose, you're not.

Visit nps.gov/coronavirus to learn more.
#SocialDistancing #KeepWildlifeWild
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