2024 Military Readiness and Conservation award

On April 25, 2024, Dan Chapin, Compatible Lands Foundation (CLF) Director of Military Partnerships, and Scott Belfit, CLF Board of Trustees, presented the 2024 Military Readiness and Conservation award to Mr. Fred Annand for his over forty years of dedicated support to our country’s military readiness, native biodiversity, and working lands in North Carolina. Fred’s strategic vision and leadership significantly improved the resilience of Fort Liberty, North Carolina through the protection of 25,000 acres of adjacent longleaf pine. Although focused on North Carolina, this initiative became the model for the Department of Defense Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration and Army Compatible Use Buffer Programs.