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  • Louis Bacon Pledges $1m Aid

    Louis Bacon, founder of The Moore Bahamas Foundation, an affiliate of The Moore Charitable Foundation (MCF), pledged $1m for a combination of short-term and long-term hurricane relief and reconstruction following the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian. #His donations began with funding for emergRead More

  • This Colorado ranch-made-lab is turning beetle-kill trees into lumber in the name of forest health

    BLANCA — Dead trees raked from the forest floor are piled into fences more than a dozen feet high. Inside the tangled-timber barricades are verdant forests of aspens. On the other side is a barren landscape, where armies of marauding ungulates munch every aspen shoot that pushes through the dRead More

  • Taos First Ski Area Named B Corp

    This week Taos Ski Valley became the first ski resort designated a B Corporation. B Corporations are for-profit companies recognized by the nonprofit B Lab that meet “rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.” Long known for its steep and rowdyRead More

  • Can a ranch sawmill improve forest health in rural Colorado?

    Lots of things about the Trinchera Blanca Ranch are big. Sitting on the east side of the San Luis Valley near La Veta Pass, its 176,000 acres are believed to make it the biggest ranch in Colorado. Its owner, hedge fund manager Louis Bacon, ranks among the richest people in the country. And, after deRead More

  • Britain to create marine reserve the size of UK in waters of Ascension Island

    The British Government is to create a marine reserve only slightly smaller than the UK in the waters of Ascension Island in the South Atlantic, it has been announced. A grant of £300,000 from the charitable Bacon Foundation will be used to close an area of just over half the island’Read More

  • Middlebury College’s Historic Bread Loaf Campus to Be Conserved in Perpetuity

    MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — Nearly a century ago, the visionary Vermont environmentalist Joseph Battell bequeathed to Middlebury College the large tract of land that is home to the Bread Loaf campus. Bordering the Green Mountain National Forest and encompassing numerous areas of ecological and natural interRead More

  • What’s Behind Louis Bacon’s Impressive Conservation Record?

    How does a Wall Street hedge fund guy end up caring so much about conservation that he spends $175 million on a huge chunk of the Southwest — and then basically hands most of it over to the federal government a few years later? (See Wall Street Donors.) Louis Bacon — the  bilRead More

  • Hedge Fund Giant Louis Bacon’s Bold Mission To Save The American West

    In the main lodge of his Trinchera Blanca ranch in Colorado, Louis Bacon, the founder of the giant hedge fund firm Moore Capital Management, takes in his pristine and wild 172,000-acre tract from a plush leather chair. A ghost herd of animals–the heads of elk, mule deer, bison and biRead More