Helped by contributions from an Internet company, the Nature Conservancy spends $11.7 million to purchase 27,000 acres of sensitive habitat.
"Making a connection with the new wealth ofthe Internet, The Nature Conservancy has bought a piece of the biggest surviving bunchgrass prairie in North America, which is also home to one of the nation's densest concentrations of nesting birds of prey. At a time when preservation of fish and wildlife habitat occurs primarily on public lands, [this area] is an anomaly: privately owned and grazed by cattle and sheep for generations, yet still a functioning ecosystem that elsewhere has been largely destroyed by pavement and the plow."
Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan
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