Press Releases

May 24, 2017

REDFIELD, N.Y.—Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo announced today the protection of 3,236 acres of working forestland in the Towns of Redfield and Orwell. This conservation effort will help to secure the working landscape of the Tug Hill region that provides vital economic support to local communities. 

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May 17, 2017

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. —The Conservation Fund today announced the grant recipients for the On Track with Healthy Foods grants program, sponsored by CSX. Nine community- and faith-based groups will receive grants to increase access to healthy foods in vulnerable and underserved communities in the Twin Counties. 

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May 8, 2017

Keene, NH—This year, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. and The Conservation Fund celebrate a decade-long partnership to address climate change and habitat loss by protecting and restoring America’s forests.

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May 4, 2017
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SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.V.—United Bank, Inc., a subsidiary of United Bankshares, Inc., the largest bank holding company headquartered in West Virginia, recently announced the investment of $500,000 in the Natural Capital Investment Fund (NCIF). NCIF, a small business lender that supports locally-owned enterprises in Central Appalachia and the Southeast, will use the funds to support its small business lending to underserved communities throughout the state. NCIF is based in Shepherdstown.

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May 1, 2017
Photo by Jim Graham
CHADDS FORD, Pa.—The Conservation Fund, in partnership with Mt. Cuba Center and the Brandywine Conservancy, announced today its purchase of the historic Beaver Valley property in Concord Township, Pennsylvania. Thanks to generous support from Mt. Cuba Center as well as other private contributions, the national environmental organization acquired the 270-acre property from the Woodlawn Trustees for permanent conservation as open space.

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April 24, 2017
Photo courtesy U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

NORTHAMPTON AND MONROE COUNTIES, Pa.—Today a special celebration was held at the Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Federal, state, local and private partners gathered to recognize the partnership working to conserve key lands within the Refuge that will establish a core, protected area and preserve more than five miles of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

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April 19, 2017
South Cumberland State Park. Photo by Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

MARION COUNTY, Tenn. — Today The Conservation Fund and The Land Trust for Tennessee, in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and the Open Space Institute (OSI), announced the addition of 1,058 acres to South Cumberland State Park in Marion County. The acquisition connects more than 7,000 acres of protected public and private land, conserves forestland and cove habitat from future development, and protects scenic views from the Fiery Gizzard trail.

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April 12, 2017
Bird Mountain

This release was distributed by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and published here with permission. 

IRA and POULTNEY, Vt. – Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department recently added nearly 3,000 acres to Bird Mountain Wildlife Management Area in Ira and Poultney, bringing the total publicly-conserved area to more than 3,600 acres. This is the largest addition to a Vermont wildlife management area in more than a decade.

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