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Badger Buys

   

Badger Buys are a special type of contribution you can make to Western Lands Preservation.  They function like a donation because buying a Badger Buy doesn't give you anything physical.  But they are also different because you get to decide what your money goes to fund, depending on which Badger Buy you purchase.  With Badger Buys, we hope to leave more in the hands of our customers.  You carry the power to decide what WLP spends your money on; we accomplish what you think is best.  Purchasing a Badger Buy lets you know that your money is being used in the best way you see fit.

A Note from Steven on Badger Buys

Steven Whitney sitting on rock in the Western United States.

 
Dear Prospective Badger Buy Buyers and Not-Buyers,

Since Western Lands Preservation is just starting out, we won't be able to accomplish your Badger Buy right when you buy it.  Right now, we have no land to preserve; not a single acre!  So we can't plant any pines or kill any weeds.  So what happens to your money?

The money from your Badger Buy goes into a reserve fund, and we record the Badger Buy task in our records.  Until we complete your Badger Buy, we don't touch the money you've paid, except for any taxes.  And only by getting our first piece of land will we be able to catch up on all the Badger Buys we've missed.  In this way, we can remain true to the spirit of the Badger Buy and where you wish your money to go.

If you'd like to see your contribution go more directly to WLP's growth, consider our Land Coffer Donations, at least until WLP grows bigger.

—  Steven Whitney

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