Saturday, February 25, 2017

Governments buying Islands

USA: Another Two Private Islands Transferred into Public Hands

Johnson Family Farm - Photo Courtesy of NHPR.org

The Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust has reached an agreement to transfer the two private islands in New Hampshire into public hands. A 311 acre farm will also be protected.

The Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust has announced that is has reached an agreement to permanently conserve two river islands in New Hampshire The announcement follows years of …Read More: USA: Another Two Private Islands Transferred into Public Hands

Breaking Island News

USA: Three State-Owned Florida Islands Earmarked for Further Nature Protection Status

Proposals are in place to protect Florida’s Dot-Dash-Dit Islands – an island group home to Tampa Bay’s only coastal colony of wood storks. A public comment session is planned for later this month.

Florida’s Dot-Dash-Dit Islands – a group of three mangrove islands in Manatee County, Tampa Bay – have been earmarked to be …Read More: USA: Three State-Owned Florida Islands Earmarked for Further Nature Protection Status

Governments buying Islands

USA: Maine Government Moves Closer to Preventing Development of Historic Island

House Island - Photo by CNN Money

Proposals to designate a historically-significant private island in Maine as a protected area were unanimously approved as plans to prevent the development of House Island gain momentum.

Portland’s Planning Board has voted unanimously to designate House Island with historical protections, as plans to prevent the island’s development gain momentum The decision is a considerable …Read More: USA: Maine Government Moves Closer to Preventing Development of Historic Island

Breaking Island News

USA: Another Two Lake Michigan Private Islands Preserved For Future Generations

St Martin Island, Wisconsin - Photo Courtesy of www.Nature.org

Wisconsin’s Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge is set to expand by approx. 1,290 acres as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces the purchase of St. Martin Island and the Rocky Islands.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy) has announced the purchase of Martin Island and the Rocky …Read More: USA: Another Two Lake Michigan Private Islands Preserved For Future Generations

Breaking Island News

USA: Mahoney Island Becomes Part of Maine’s Federal Wildlife Reserve

Maine Coastal Islands - Photo Courtesy of Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Mahoney Island is the latest island to join the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge – a joint initiative operated by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Maine Coast Heritage Trust.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has further consolidated its portfolio of state-owned coastal properties after purchasing Mahoney Island from a …Read More: USA: Mahoney Island Becomes Part of Maine’s Federal Wildlife Reserve

Island Market

USA: Florida Private Island Sells For $10 Million Less Than its $24.5 Million List Price

Little Bokeelia Island - Photo Courtesy of VLADI PRIVATE ISLANDS

A former teacher picked up a private island bargain earlier this week, purchasing Little Bokeelia Island (Florida, USA) for a fraction of its original USD 24.5 million price-tag

A 104-acre private island in Florida has been sold with a discount of USD 10 million on its original USD 24.5 million dollar price tag After …Read More: USA: Florida Private Island Sells For $10 Million Less Than its $24.5 Million List Price

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USA: The Thousand Islands – A Journey of Discovery along the US-Canadian Border

USA: The Thousand Islands – A Journey of Discovery along the US-Canadian Border

A thousand breathtakingly beautiful islands are waiting to be discovered. Private Island News embarks on a journey of discovery, presenting the very best of the 1000 Island region.

Long before the likes of Aspen and the Hamptons became the playgrounds of the rich and the famous, the Thousand Islands were the place to …Read More: USA: The Thousand Islands – A Journey of Discovery along the US-Canadian Border

Governments buying Islands

USA: The Nature Conservancy Completes the Purchase of Michigan’s St Martin Island

St Martin Island, Michigan - Photo Courtesy of www.interactives.fox11online.com

One of the last, large, undeveloped islands in Michigan’s Grand Traverse Archipelago is now in public hands, as The Nature Conservancy finally completes the purchase of St. Martin Island.

St Martin Island, Michigan – Photo Courtesy of www.interactives.fox11online.com

The Nature Conservancy has at last completed the purchase of St Martin Island, an …Read More: USA: The Nature Conservancy Completes the Purchase of Michigan’s St Martin Island

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