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Bird Cloud

A Memoir

By Annie Proulx

Bird Cloud
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  • Hardcover: Jan 2011,
    256 pages.
    Paperback: Oct 2011,
    256 pages.

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The Nature Conservancy

Proulx purchased the square mile of land that she named "Bird Cloud" from The Nature Conservancy, an organization incorporated in the USA in 1951 with a mission to take "direct action" to save threatened natural areas. The non-profit now has a presence in all fifty American states as well as in more than thirty other countries. It is one of the largest non-profit groups in the U.S. with over one million members and, in a 2007 Harris Poll, was shown to be one of the most trusted organizations in America.

It is the goal of The Nature Conservancy to "protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people." The group's approach to conservation is science-based; they will study and analyze what is needed in a given area to ensure the preservation of the local ecosystems, plants and animals. The Nature Conservancy strives for collaborative partnership when working with the people, cultures, and communities where it has a presence. The organization feels this ...

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