Press Releases

June 29, 2015
One grantee will build an overlook to view the Whaleback, a renowned geological feature in Northumberland County. Photo by Jstuby, Wikimedia Commons.

TULSA, Okla.—Williams and The Conservation Fund today announced 17 conservation projects which will receive more than $2.5 million in funding through the Atlantic Sunrise Environmental Stewardship Program. Together, these projects will restore over 10 miles of wildlife habitat along streams, prevent thousands of pounds of harmful nutrients from entering waterways, and support the construction of eight miles of new trails in central and southeastern Pennsylvania.

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June 29, 2015
Prairie Hills Wetland Reserve. Photo by Megan Pierce.

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June 26, 2015
Pond on Spirit Lake property. Photo by Steve Henkel, Ozaukee Washington Land Trust.

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June 3, 2015
The Board of Trustees for the Endowment Fund of NC State University has selected The Conservation Fund, supported by the law firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, to manage land-use negotiations for Hofmann Forest. The Conservation Fund-led partnership was selected out of 14 submissions following the Endowment Fund and Natural Resources Foundation’s announcement of a new long-term strategy for Hofmann Forest and request for proposals earlier this year.

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June 1, 2015

BALTIMORE, Md.—Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake, together with Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, today launched the Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition, a new effort to develop more public lands and trails, conserved wetlands and resilient watersheds in Baltimore and Central Maryland.

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May 21, 2015
Kentuck Swamp at Blackwater NWR

DORCHESTER COUNTY, Md.—Conservation efforts at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) are very different than those at other protected wildlife areas across the country. Since the 1930s, approximately 5,000 acres of tidal marsh have been lost due to sea level rise, subsidence, erosion and impacts from invasive species. In a landscape that continues to change, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) must strategically conserve land most suitable for the relocation of important habitats in order to maintain water quality and sustain the array of wildlife that pass through and call the refuge home.

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May 12, 2015
Morning light at Mingo NWR. Image courtesy Nomadsland.

ARLINGTON, Va.—The Conservation Fund’s Go Zero® program is proud to announce the Gold Level verification of its third carbon-based reforestation project at Mingo National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) near Puxico, Missouri. Verification to the standards of the Climate Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) certifies that the project is meeting the objectives Go Zero outlined five years ago, including trapping carbon, providing habitat for wildlife and creating positive benefits for nearby communities.

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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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