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Land Trust Alliance Announces Independent Gulf Partnership

Date: 07/10/15

$100,000 USFS grant helps establish Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation (PGCLC)


Concluding the week of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Biloxi All Hands meeting, the Land Trust Alliance (LTA) announced a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Forest Service to help establish an independent Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation (Gulf Partnership).  

LTA has been the umbrella organization for the Gulf Partnership for the past five years. During this time, they developed their landmark report, "A Land Conversation Vision for the Gulf of Mexico Region: An Overview." The Gulf Partnership is a member of the broader Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) network. The LTA remains committed to supporting the work of the LCCs. The Alliance will be looking to the Gulf Partnership to help spread conservation efforts up the watershed.  

 

Bob Stokes, Chair of the PGCLC Executive Committee, stated, “We are very appreciative of the Land Trust Alliance’s efforts to create and support the Gulf Partnership.  I know they are proud of what we have accomplished over the past five years, including the publication of our landmark report A Land Conservation Vision for the Gulf of Mexico Region: An Overview, and the protection of 25,000 acres of critical habitat through our Project Assistance Fund.  The Land Trust Alliance will continue to be a long term partner of ours as we craft our way forward as an independent organization.”