Wednesday November 09, 2016

Epic Games Founder Donates $15M To Protect Forest

Tim Sweeney, CEO and founder of Epic Games, just made a $15 million donation to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in North Carolina to permanently protect the seven thousand acre Box Creek Wilderness area.

Cary businessman and conservationist Tim Sweeney made good on his promise to permanently protect a large, unfragmented, undeveloped corner of Western North Carolina. Sweeney’s recent donation is one of the largest conservation easements by an individual in the history of North Carolina, said Jeff Fisher, CEO of the land management and real estate consulting firm Unique Places LLC, which led the efforts to organize the permanent conservation.