News

2016

The Lyme Forest Fund IV purchases 12,875 acres of timberland in northwestern Wisconsin
Lyme will work with the state and county governments to secure a conservation outcome on the majority of these lands, which are key conservation targets in Wisconsin and are surrounded by conserved lands managed by a prior Lyme fund.   Read more
Florida approves state purchase of an 8,138-acre conservation easement on the Lyme Cross City Forest
Florida's Governor and Cabinet approved the easement purchase, which is over a portion of the Lyme Cross City Forest located in Florida's Big Bend region.   Read more

2015

The Lyme Forest Fund IV purchases 111,967 acres of timberland in Mendocino County, California
The property includes highly productive stands of redwood and Douglas fir and nearly the entire watershed of the 10 Mile River, which is critical salmon habitat.   Read more
The Lyme Forest Fund IV purchases a portfolio of mitigation banks
Collectively known as the West Virginia Bunrootis mitigation banks, the acquisition includes four stream mitigation banks spread across five counties in West Virginia.   Read more
Peter Stein co-authors an op-ed in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel urging congress to support the Land and Water Conservation Fund
Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Approves the Largest Land Conservation Purchase in Wisconsin History
The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board approved the largest land conservation purchase in Wisconsin history by voting 7-0 to proceed with the second phase of a 65,867 acre working forest conservation easement on Lyme St. Croix Forest Company lands.   Read more
The Lyme Forest Fund IV purchases a 22,800-acre timberland property in Madison and Taylor Counties, Florida
The property, known as the Lyme Gilman Forest, is located near Florida's Gulf coast within the largest area of privately-owned roadless land remaining in the state.   Read more
Deal in final stages to keep Lyme’s 25,000-acre property, BX Ranch, free of development
Pending support from the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund (GOCO), The Palmer Land Trust will purchase a conservation easement on the Lyme BX Ranch.   Read more

2014

The Lyme Forest Fund III Acquires 25,000 Ranch in Colorado
In July 2014, the Lyme Forest Fund III purchased the BX Ranch, consisting of approximately 25,000 acres of ranchland outside of Pueblo, Colorado. Lyme was invited into the transaction by the Palmer Land Trust and the Colorado chapter of The Nature Conservancy.   Read more
The Lyme Forest Fund III purchases a 6,700 acre timberland property in Lafayette County, Florida
This is the third forestland acquisition made by Fund III in the Big Bend region of Florida. The property is located in Florida’s “woodbasket,” - vast pine forests of the northern part of the state that have long played a critical role in the region's economy and heritage. The Lafayette Forest property is located very near the western banks of the Suwannee River and shares approximately eight miles of its western boundary with the Mallory Swamp Restoration Area.   Read more