Friday, January 13, 2012

Walmart Protecting the Trail

On January 12, 2012 the Sacramento Bee published an unedited press release from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. telling about Walmart's 2012 Acres for America program.

The release is headlined "Walmart Helps Conserve an Additional 49,000 Acres of Critical Wildlife Habitat" The pertinent content is at the end:
Appalachian Trail Habitat Protection Project: North Carolina and Tennessee

Partners: The Conservation Fund, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Blue Ridge Forever and Conservation Trust for North Carolina

This group of seven key parcels collectively protects nearly 13,000 acres of forest and 40 miles of freshwater streams along the Appalachian Trail Corridor, which are home to the imperiled southern Appalachian brook trout, 1,000 species of plants, at least 300 species of birds and 20 species of rare and declining salamanders.
The Acres for America program is a 10-year, $35 million commitment that began in 2005 between Walmart and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to purchase and preserve one acre of wildlife habitat in the U.S. for every acre of land developed by the company through 2015.

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