Celebrate 60 Years of Conservation

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The Nature Conservancy was formed in 1951 by a group of scientists who wanted to protect nature—not just study it. Since then the Conservancy has saved great places in all 50 states and more than 30 countries—more than 120 million acres.

On the anniversary of the organization’s 60th year, we pause to celebrate some of our conservation milestones.  What moment in the Conservancy’s history stands out for you?  Share your favorite stories of success—at home and abroad—below.


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i am proud of becoming nature membership

SUDHIR SAJWAN
ITS VERY GOOD WAY TO SAVE OUR ENVIRONMENT. IN MY PERSONAL LIFE I HAVE PLANTED MORE THEN 100 TREES ,WE PLANT A TREE EACH OF OUR PERSONAL FUNCTION WHEATHER ITS A BIRTH DAY OR A DEATH CEROMANY OF ANY LOVEED ONE. ...

Sandi Deahn
The newly formed Ecologists Union also suffered from a lack of funding in their preservation efforts. Vice-President of the EU was George Fell. The Ecologists Union transitioned to become The Nature Conservancy. With Fell as its Executive Director. Among the first few purchases was Volo Bog, the first Nature Conservancy acquisition in the Northwest Indiana/Chicagoland region. George Fell went on to help establish The Natural Land Institue in Northern IL.

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