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Bacon gives big to conserve Colorado wild


The Moore founder and longtime environmentalist adds nearly 77,000 acres to western conservation area.

 Louis Bacon and U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar
(Photo: Paul Trantow)
Louis Bacon, the founder of $15 billion Moore Capital Management, has added to his legacy as a conservationist with a new pact with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conserve nearly 77,000 acres in the Colorado wilderness.
The "conservation easement"—to be part of the newly formed Sangre de Cristo Conservation Area—comes from Bacon's 81,400-acre Trinchera Ranch. An easement allows Bacon to maintain ownership of the land but limits what he and future owners can do to develop the now-pristine area.

The deal announced Friday in Denver