Louis Bacon has been advocating for more than twenty years for conservation and protection of natural resources, in the United States and abroad. Raised as an avid outdoor sportsman, Louis developed a reverence for the natural world, which spurred his lifelong passion for land and water conservation. In 1992, he created The Moore Charitable Foundation to support organizations that preserve and protect wildlife habitat and improve water systems. Since its inception, the foundation has provided significant funding to more than 200 local, national and international conservation organizations.
Mr. Bacon’s conservation achievements include supporting the campaign to preserve Clifton Bay, Bahamas, when it faced destructive development by American developers, resulting in the creation of the Bahamas Clifton Heritage National Park; his donation of a conservation easement and development of a habitat restoration and management plan on Robins Island, Long Island, that will preserve the island as a haven for endangered shorebirds including least terns and piping plover; the restoration of an extensive habitat of rice fields, marshes and a longleaf pine forest at Orton Plantation in North Carolina, which will increase the populations of egrets, herons and the endangered Red-cockaded woodpecker to the area; and support of efforts to protect the Everglades, key to wading birds like the Roseate Spoonbill. He is a leading supporter of the National Audubon Society, its field operations and numerous state chapters.
In June of 2012, Mr. Bacon announced he will donate a nearly 90,000-acre conservation easement on his Blanca Ranch in southern Colorado’s San Luis Valley to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), protecting a key corridor of pristine wildlife habitat. This donation, along with a second easement gift of 77,000 acres of his adjoining Trinchera Ranch, constitutes the largest easement ever made to FWS. It is the first step in the formal establishment of the Sangre de Cristo Conservation Area as the nation’s 558th unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System and sets a precedent for others to follow in the future.
Mr. Bacon is the founder and CEO of Moore Capital Management, LP and received his B.A. in American Literature from Middlebury College and his M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia Business School.