ATLANTA, Ga.—After years of collaboration with multiple partners, The Nature Conservancy and The Conservation Fund are pleased to continue to support the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Land Adjustment Act (S. 571, H.R. 1434) in the 115th Congress.
ARLINGTON, Va.—The Conservation Fund today announced the grant recipients for the 2016 Grant Program for Transporting Healthy Food. Eleven charitable organizations in Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, New York, Virginia and West Virginia will receive grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to strengthen transportation and distribution of fresh, local produce and other healthy food to underserved communities.
Nashville, Tenn.—The Bedsole Property was one that got away. A big one. In the early 2000s, The Nature Conservancy tried to purchase the 14,000-acre tract in south central Tennessee from the Bedsole Land Company. But in the end, The Nature Conservancy was outbid by another party for the Cumberland Plateau property, and that was that.
A former three-term Congresswoman from Indiana, Long Thompson currently teaches Ethics for the Kelley School of Business and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington. Prior to her work at Indiana University, she served as the Board Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Farm Credit Administration, a position to which she was appointed by President Barack Obama.
Media Statement by Larry Selzer, President & CEO, The Conservation Fund
"The Conservation Fund applauds this innovative, partnership-driven approach by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and is honored to be the lead organization on three FY2017 Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) awards that will advance longstanding and critical conservation goals for the Gulf of Mexico.
Chapel Hill, N.C. — Leading North Carolina conservation nonprofit and wildlife organizations have successfully acquired nearly all of Warwick Mill Bay to permanently protect one of the state’s few remaining large, intact, and relatively undisturbed Carolina Bays.
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Md. — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has joined forces with the National Audubon Society and The Conservation Fund to implement an ambitious project to prevent tidal wetlands at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) on Maryland’s eastern shore from disappearing beneath rising tidal waters.