May 21, 2012
Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust Establishes Wildlife Sanctuary in Lavina, Montana
The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust, an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, established a permanent wildlife sanctuary in Lavina, Montana, after receiving the 160-acre conservation easement as a donation from Ed and Kathleen Arnold of Newport, Oregon. The new Arnold Wildlife Sanctuary is home to number of animals, such as deer, fox, coyote, rabbits, squirrels, black bear, bobcats, salamanders and a variety of birds, including waterfowl. The area also serves as a way station for many migratory species.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to work with the Arnolds to protect their land for wildlife,” said Robert Koons, executive director of the Wildlife Land Trust. “Their generosity and love for all animals will live on through the legacy of this permanent wildlife sanctuary.”
“The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust took our postage stamp and made it into a dream,” said Ed Arnold.
Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust sanctuaries serve as “Shelters without Walls®” for free-roaming wildlife.
The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust is an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization.
Since 1993 the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust, alone or in partnership with other conservation groups, has participated in the protection of more than 2 million acres of wildlife habitat in 38 states, including 400 acres in Montana, and eight foreign countries. On all properties owned by HSWLT or protected by our conservation easement, both here and abroad, we prohibit recreational and commercial hunting and trapping and restrict logging and development. HSWLT's commitment to these principles will never change as we continue to assist caring landowners to make their properties permanent, safe homes for wildlife. Join our online community at facebook.com\WildlifeLandTrust.