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Vital wildlife habitat is rapidly disappearing to development and other exploitative uses. The only defense against these unwanted changes to the land and disruption or loss of life for the wildlife it harbors is permanent protection. With humane stewardship, careful monitoring and management of our...

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We have exciting news! Black Beauty Ranch—which is the world-renowned sanctuary for rescued animals operated by the Humane Society of the United States—becomes another beacon of light for humane treatment of animals in the growing network of the Trust’s Humane Stewardship Alliance lands. With over 1...

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The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust is here to listen. Whether it is a question about a conservation easement, a conflict with your wild neighbors or a nature story you want to share, please fill out the form below and it will be forwarded to the appropriate staff person. It is always great to...

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In an important grizzly bear recovery zone and wildlife corridor in Montana’s Yaak Valley, another 315 acres of vital habitat for grizzly bears and other wildlife are now a permanently protected safe haven. You can take pride in your support of a land trust that helps keep such wildlands safe for...

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An eco-friendly getaway known as the Hideaway Ranch and Refuge in north Texas became one of the founding members of the Humane Stewardship Alliance. The Hideaway focuses on giving guests a relaxing stay in a natural setting, where they can unplug and unwind with such pastimes as hiking the trails...

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Whether you’re a bison, a Western box turtle, a burrowing owl or any other wild creature of the prairie, a refuge belonging to the Southern Plains Land Trust is an awesome place to be. Why? One of the newest members of the Humane Stewardship Alliance, the Southern Plains Land Trust manages a growing...

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You’re already addressing wild animals’ most urgent need by protecting vital habitat. But wildlife is still targeted on many protected lands. Wild animals also become victims of cruel wildlife conflict resolution methods. That’s why the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust wants to collaborate with...

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As a means to more rapidly help meet wildlife’s urgent need for safe habitat, the Wildlife Land Trust is launching the Humane Stewardship Alliance, which will quickly bring the lifesaving benefits of humane stewardship of habitat to more wildlife. We’re reaching out to other land trusts and to...

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Longtime Trust friend Fred Ziegler became the first founding member of the Humane Stewardship Alliance, pledging to follow humane stewardship principles in managing his nearly 2900 acres in Tennessee. With three streams and 1.5 miles of frontage along one of North America’s most biologically rich...

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If you want to do more to help wildlife survive and thrive on your land, you’ll want to learn about humane stewardship. For practical guidance, you can tap into the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust’s nearly three decades of experience implementing humane stewardship on lands we protect. We’ve been...

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The following resources are available for land owners and land trusts participating in the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust's Humane Stewardship Alliance. Contents Resources for participating alliance members Template wildlife conflict management plans Species-specific wildlife conflict resolution...

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The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust is pleased to announce the promotion of Jim Reed to executive director. Jim has dedicated his academic and professional life to wildlife, and he has been with the Trust for over twenty-one years, managing and protecting the Trust’s many wildlife sanctuaries as...

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Wildlife Land Trust

We’re delighted to welcome the Unexpected Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey’s Pinelands region to the Humane Stewardship Alliance (HSA). With 767 acres of swamps, bogs, forests, fields and lakes, this new HSA member’s land supports an impressive array of woodland warblers and other songbirds, several...

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Nearly 800 acres of vital habitat in southern California’s Volcan Mountains gained permanent protection as a Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust sanctuary. A diverse array of wildlife species thrive here because of the sanctuary’s many vital habitats. Among these varied habitats are sparkling streams...

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Wildlife Land Trust

Permanent preservation of land is not accomplished with the stroke of a pen. Once a property officially becomes a Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust sanctuary, it requires stewardship (careful monitoring and management) forever. We are deeply grateful for your support of this crucial part of our...

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By Jim Reed, WLT Executive Director

Our wildlife sanctuaries are made possible thanks to the generosity of landowners like you. The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust (the Trust) has always depended on the donation of land or conservation easements to fulfill its mission of protecting wildlife by protecting habitat. We appreciate that...

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MISSOULA, Montana —Tucked amid the rugged mountains and dense forest of Montana’s northwestern corner, the Yaak Valley hosts one of North America’s smallest, most vulnerable grizzly bear populations. Biologists estimate that just 25-30 grizzlies endure in the Yaak and studies show them to be largely...

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Wildlife Land Trust

Wildlife Land Trust volunteers have the opportunity to ensure the conservation of wild lands that provide vital wildlife habitat across the country. This highly flexible opportunity allows volunteers to act on their love of wildlife and nature conservancy while engaging in outdoor activities...

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