Press Releases

April 24, 2015

NELSON COUNTY, Va.—Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Forest Service and The Conservation Fund announced a Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) success in protecting a significant property within George Washington and Jefferson National Forests along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (AT). With help from the National Park Service, the purchase of the 317-acre property not only preserves a portion of the Appalachian Trail and the natural viewshed from Spy Rock scenic overlook, it also supports the health of unique wildlife habitats and provides new access for hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreation.   

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April 24, 2015
MISSOULA, Mont.—The Conservation Fund and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) worked together with a conservation-minded family and key partners to permanently protect 3,239 acres of working ranch lands and crucial wildlife habitat in the Upper Green River Valley in Wyoming. The resulting conservation easement is a strategic tool that the landowner utilized to help boost his operations, while also safeguarding habitat for sage grouse, elk and the largest concentration of Shiras Moose in the country as well as other wildlife species.

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April 20, 2015

This news release was issued and distributed by the Trust for Public Land

MONROE COUNTY, PAToday The Trust for Public Land, in cooperation with The National Park Service, The Conservation Fund, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the William Penn Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the Open Space Institute announced a significant purchase of land, which will soon result in the expansion of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. 

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April 16, 2015
Apple and The Conservation Fund are protecting more than 36,000 acres of working forests across America. Photo by Whitney Flanagan, The Conservation Fund.
Arlington, Va.—The Conservation Fund today announced that it is partnering with Apple to help protect working forests in the United States. The Apple initiative will conserve more than 36,000 acres of working forestland in Maine and North Carolina, ensuring these forests stay forests and any timber on the land is harvested sustainably.

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March 26, 2015
Photo by Mark Gocke

“The Conservation Fund applauds Representatives Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) for introducing bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA), a critical western lands program that provides more public access to public lands, protects important wildlife habitat and preserves cultural resources.

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March 3, 2015
Jazmin Varela and Reggie Hall at Chimney Rock State Park

ARLINGTON, Va.—Virtual tours of some of America’s most important places—its parks, waterways and even battlefields—went online this week in Street View in Google Maps. The Conservation Fund and its partners unveiled a host of sites across the Eastern seaboard that they hiked, paddled, and explored with the Street View Trekker, a mapping tool from Google that allows anyone with a screen and internet access to journey beyond the road for a tour of iconic American sites where The Conservation Fund played a role in permanent protection.

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February 26, 2015
St. Thomas volunteers. Photo courtesy of Feeding America Tampa Bay.

ARLINGTON, Va. (Feb. 26, 2015) – CSX and The Conservation Fund, partners in a program aimed at improving the transportation and distribution of fresh, healthy food to communities in need, announced today grant awards to 10 charitable organizations in Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Ohio and Tennessee. Each organization will receive $10,000 to enhance food delivery services so that they can bring fresh, nutritious food to their communities.

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February 23, 2015
Wikimedia Commons image.
Phoenix, Ariz.—A new land acquisition for the Agua Fria National Monument by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will provide additional resource protection to natural and cultural resources at two separate locations on Black Mesa between the Interstate 17 Sunset Point rest area and the Agua Fria River to the east.

This week, the BLM acquired 80 acres of the Cross Y Ranch—one 40-acre parcel one mile directly west of the Cross Y Ranch headquarters and another 40-acre parcel three miles north of the headquarters.

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