WASCO, OR – Oregon’s newest and second largest state park, known as Cottonwood Canyon State Park, opened this week on the John Day River, protecting a sweeping expanse of canyon country for hikers, anglers, birders, campers, and the public to enjoy.
July 22, 2013
EDDINGTON AND VEAZIE, MAINE – With a $2 million commitment from the Wyss Foundation, work began today to remove the Veazie Dam, which will enable the Penobscot River to flow freely from Old Town, Maine to the sea for the first time in nearly 200 years.
May 21, 2013
CAMBRIDGE, MA — Hansjörg Wyss has donated a second gift of $125 million to further advance the pioneering work of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.
MARCH 21, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO — In recognition of his commitment to conserving and sustaining the fish, wildlife and landscapes that define the American West, Trout Unlimited today awarded philanthropist Hansjörg Wyss and the Wyss Foundation its prestigious Conservation Leadership Award.
JANUARY 2, 2013
JACKSON, WY — The Trust for Public Land, working with a broad coalition of environmental organizations, concerned citizens, and more than 1,000 donors, announced today it has completed a transaction to purchase oil and gas leases on 58,000 acres of sensitive land in Wyoming’s Hoback Basin. The acquisition means that affected land inside the Bridger-Teton National Forest near Grand Teton National Park will be forever saved from oil and gas drilling and preserved for hunting, fishing, and recreation. The Trust for Public Land purchased the leases from Plains Exploration & Production Company (NYSE: PXP). Read more
By Jason D. B. Kauffman
JULY 3, 2011
Deb Love remembers the day well. June 12, 2006, was “the perfect Big Sky day,” she says, “sunny and beautiful.” Clouds drifted across a bright blue sky above the rustic lodge at Holland Lake—a popular summertime destination in the southeast corner of Montana’s Swan Valley. Gentle waves lapped the lakeshore, while east of the lake late-season snowfields marked the remote alpine basins and steep couloirs of the Swan Mountains.
OCTOBER 9, 2008
Engineer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Hansjörg Wyss, M.B.A. ’65 has given Harvard University $125 million to create the Hansjörg Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.
Investigators at the Wyss Institute (pronounced “Vees”) will strive to uncover the engineering principles that govern living things, and use this knowledge to develop technology solutions for the most pressing health care and environmental issues facing humanity. Wyss’ gift is the largest individual gift in the University’s history.