Conservation is the choice to protect special places for present and future generations. It is the choice to safeguard our water, care for wildlife, preserve productive farmland and forest, and maintain natural beauty.

Everyday across this country, individuals and families make the conservation choice. This collection presents, in their own words, the experiences and reflections of some of these generous, inspired people.

Those who conserve their land create a profound legacy. Whether farm or forest, meadow or mountain, they make a gift that will resonate through time. Here they offer a second gift – a gift of words. They share the considerations, motivations, and inspirations that shaped their conservation decisions.

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