Donations Needed for Tarboo Forest Preservation


They need $49k to put them over the top. Good cause!

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to
which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”
-Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac

Northwest Watershed Institute (NWI), a 501(c)3 non-profit conservation group, offers an opportunity
to leave a sustainable legacy – a permanently protected forest that will provide wildlife habitat,
carbon sequestration, jobs, and forest products on the Olympic Peninsula.

NWI is seeking conservation-minded donors to help in a time-limited opportunity to permanently
protect 78 acres of beautiful, mature forestland for addition to the Tarboo Wildlife Preserve; and
leverage conservation of an additional 158 acres of adjoining forest. The project represents a critical
part of NWI’s national awarding-winning efforts to safeguard and restore fish and wildlife habitats of
Tarboo Creek watershed and downstream Tarboo-Dabob Bay, with over 2,500 acres conserved to
date by a broad coalition of conservation organizations, landowners, and agencies.

Located in Tarboo Creek Watershed, most of the total 236 acres of forest was owned by a Danish
corporation that was planning to clear-cut the property and then sell it for development. With loans
from private lenders, NWI recently acquired 78 acres of mature forest, and conservation partners
Scott and Susan Leopold Freeman acquired the adjoining 158 acres. Susan Leopold Freeman is the
granddaughter of Aldo Leopold. The Freeman family purchased the forest in honor of Susan’s father
Carl Leopold and it is owned by Leopold-Freeman LLC, the family company.

More on this issue at

Click to access TFdonation_8_13.pdf

Also an article in the PDN

http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20131202/news/312029989/0/SEARCH

 

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