TCF in the News

February 8, 2016
Hannibal Courier-Post, 8 February 2016 –The team responsible for the Sodalis Nature Preserve earned an award at last week’s Missouri Department of Conservation conference. The G. Andy Runge Wildlife Award is presented by the Missouri Chapter of The Wildlife Society to an individual, group, or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to wildlife management or understanding in Missouri.

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January 27, 2016
Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, 27 January 2016 – In a coup for conservation, a historic and ecologically significant 31-square-mile mosaic of East Texas upland and riverine forest, wetlands and grasslands hard against the Neches River in Houston and Trinity counties will forever remain an unbroken tract devoted to education, research and sustainable use of the area's rich natural heritage.

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January 17, 2016
T.A. Frank, Monday (Drucker Institute), January / February 2016 – Most days, forest manager Mike Schofield finds himself walking the woods of Maryland’s Delmarva Peninsula, trying to squeeze more money out of the pine trees that tower overhead.

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January 15, 2016
Kara Holsopple, The Allegheny Front, 15 January 2016 – Appalachia has a lot of abandoned mine lands. And figuring out what to do with that land, which is often burdened with a legacy of pollution, is complicated. But in West Virginia, the Conservation Fund—a nationwide conservation group—has a plan to use some of those lands to bring wild elk back to the region.

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January 9, 2016
Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 January 2016 – Water draining out of the Cedarburg Bog State Natural Area flows slowly south through a lowland forest of silver maple, ash and American elm on its way to Cedar Creek. The hardwood swamp south of Cedar Sauk Road in the Town of Cedarburg soaks up much of the water; its dense canopy part of a broad corridor enabling wildlife to move freely between the bog and creek.

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January 5, 2016
John McCoy, Charleston Gazette-Mail, 5 January 2016 – The deal is done. West Virginia officially has a place for its elk to roam. Officials from The Conservation Fund and the state Division of Natural Resources today announced a deal that will secure 32,396 acres of forestland for permanent public use, primarily for elk hunting and elk watching.

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January 3, 2016
Guy Covner, The Press Democrat, 3 January 2016 – They say money doesn’t grow on trees, but a nearly 75,000-acre swath of redwood and fir forests blanketing the wildlands of Sonoma and Mendocino counties is generating millions of dollars as it contributes to California’s ambitious campaign to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

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January 2, 2016
Craig Jarvis, The Charlotte Observer, 2 January 2016 – Environmentalists have complained about a steady erosion of funding for long-established protections in recent years, first due to a sour economy and then because of an anti-regulatory climate in the legislature. But one major source of conservation funding continues to protect streams, greenways and other projects across the state – from elk habitat in the mountains to a historic battlefield in the Triangle – although with far less money than it had a few years ago.

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