03 Oct '11, 12am

Southern US has disproportionately low share of nation's private land under conservation easement

"The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness." -- John Muir (1838-1914), founder of Sierra Club [1] Socially-responsible investors often choose to invest in companies that are actively engaged in sustainable land-use practices or conservation. But making an investment that helps to create a sustainable environment for future generations doesn't necessarily involve a financial commitment, especially if you're a private landowner -- and especially if your land has trees on it. Instead of investing in companies or portfolios that are engaged in ecosystem conservation, you could enter into "conservation easements," joining forces with an organization, usually a land trust, that will ensure that your land will never be used in an unsustainable way. This can be a particularly effective tool to conserve forests, which are vital to the health of the global en...

Full article: http://www.justmeans.com/This-Land-Is-Your-Land-This-Land...

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