Nevadans Reap Benefits from Long-time Conservation Partnership
Barrick Gold surpasses 20 years of support to The Nature Conservancy.
Reno, NV | April 21, 2014
As The Nature Conservancy in Nevada celebrates its 30th anniversary, the chapter extends a thank you to long-time partner Barrick Gold Corporation for its support in helping to protect important lands and waters in Nevada for more than 20 years. From Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in the iconic Mojave Desert – one of the most important natural areas in North America – to the Truckee River – the main water supply for communities in northern Nevada including the cities of Reno and Sparks, Barrick’s support has had a positive impact on the land, water and quality of life in Nevada.
“We are grateful to Barrick Gold for their many gifts through the years,” says Matthew Tuma, the Conservancy in Nevada’s state director. “With their help we can be successful in safeguarding water, protecting iconic landscapes and securing wildlife habitat while supporting our economy,” adds Tuma.
Barrick Gold is also a member of the Conservancy’s global Business Council, which brings together businesses and Conservancy scientists to learn about the value of nature and develop corporate best practices.
"We are proud of, and value our partnership with The Nature Conservancy," says Tim Buchanan, Barrick's director of corporate social responsibility. "The Nature Conservancy has a long and noteworthy history of working collaboratively with a spectrum of relevant stakeholders to craft sustainable local and regional conservation solutions that benefit people and nature. The Nature Conservancy's work in Nevada improves the quality of life for its current residents and future generations."
Barrick Gold Corporation operates mines and advanced exploration and development projects on four continents. The company has operated in Nevada since 1987, manages significant rural lands and waters and employs more than 4,000 people in the state. Our vision is to be the world’s best gold mining company by operating in a safe, profitable and responsible manner. To learn more about Barrick Gold visit www.barrickgold.com or visit us on Facebook
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org