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Bur Oak Land Trust supports forest restoration project on tribal land

January 23, 2021

A 30-acre pine stand on the Meskwaki Nation Settlement near Tama was significantly damaged following last year’s derecho, an inland hurricane where winds reached up to 140 mph. Trees averaging 70 feet tall lay snapped among piles of branches and limbs in the woodland, and that’s where the Bur Oak Land Trust crew got to work.

Bur Oak AmeriCorps turn Houses Into Homes with local nonprofit​

January 23, 2021

The third Monday in January commemorating the birthday of the civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is the only federal holiday that promotes national service. It is also a day where AmeriCorps members across the country participate in projects that meet critical needs in the community. The members from the Bur Oak Land Trust AmeriCorps program and its host site partner Tamarack Discovery School, volunteered as a way to give back.

Land Trust Alliance featured land trust​

January 2, 2021

Bur Oak Land Trust was the Featured Land Trust in this month’s Midwest Field Notes email update from Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization. LTA chose to feature Bur Oak’s “feel-good story” of the work the organization did following the devastating August derecho.

Bur Oak receives $7,000 in grants

December 19, 2020

We’re pleased to announce that Bur Oak Land Trust recently received $7,000 in grants to purchase additional gear for the stewardship crew and to continue several land management projects.