HEP Progress

In mid 2011, three years into its five year campaign, the Heads of the Estuaries Partnership has made dramatic progress.  More than 3,000 acres and 16 miles of frontage have already been permanently protected or are under contract and funded for near term closings, thanks to:

Here’s a sampling of major acquisitions completed so far:

In July 2009, the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Atlantic Coast Joint Venture recognized the Heads of the Estuaries Partnership’s success in identifying high value estuarine habitats, negotiating with land owners for their long term protection and raising the funds necessary to acquire fee interest or conservation easements.  “The Heads of the Estuaries Partnership seems poised to quickly join the ranks of some of the ACJV’s most successful focus area partnerships in wetlands conservation, including areas like South Carolina’s ACE Basin, New Hampshire’s Great Bay and Maine’s Kennebec Estuary.”

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