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Celebrating trout opener and the landowners who help protect forests for fish

By Nick Sanchez, Conservation Easement Stewardship Specialist Trout season starts today, and what better time to recognize the support of our communities and the families who have worked with us to protect almost 12,000 acres of natural land in our eight-county service area. These lands are primarily comprised of family-owned forests under legal protection through conservation agreements, also known as conservation easements. Being land-dwellers ourselves, we...

No trails, no problem.

Exploring the Harters' peaceful creekside getaway—protected by a conservation easement. [caption id="attachment_16562" align="alignright" width="306"] Susi and Andy Harter[/caption] Susi Harter prefers to walk off the beaten path. “It’s a very refueling kind of feeling to go out in the woods and just wander around and not have a...

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