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Epic Founder Tim Sweeney Pays To Protect 7,000 Acres In North Carolina

by Matthew Kato on Nov 09, 2016 at 03:09 AM

Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney has paid over $15 million to protect 7,000 acres in his home state of North Carolina where Epic Games is located.

The area is known as Box Creek Wilderness, and Sweeney is donating the land to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a conservation easement in order to prevent it from being developed on or subdivided.

Sweeney had previously fought the Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation over the land; the company wanted to put power lines through it.

[Source: Citizen-Times via Gamasutra]


Our Take
According to the Citizen-Times, the area has rare plant and wildlife species, including some that were new to scientists. Thanks, Tim, for your conservation efforts.