In July the Maine Mountain Collaborative announced the launch of a new conservation fund for land protection in the Maine mountain region. The $100,000 “Maine Appalachian Mountain Corridor Conservation Fund” provides financial assistance for land conservation projects in the 5 million-acre Maine Appalachian Mountain Corridor. The fund supports transaction costs associated with donated (50% or more of value) conservation lands or easements. The fund is one of several made possible throughout the
Dollars and acres are an important outcome metric of the Jessie B. Cox Trust’s Donated Land and Easement Program, but they are not the only measure of success. The initial feedback from RCP coordinators about the implementation of their transaction funds suggest that they have many benefits beyond the program’s instrumental value of conserving priority habitat:
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