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May 26, 2014|By Alterra Hetzel
Two Projects Make Carbon History
The Conservation Fund is proud to announce North America’s first two reforestation projects verified to the standards of the Climate Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCB Standards) at the Gold Level.  CCB verification at Red River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Louisiana and Marais des Cygnes NWR in Kansas ensures that both projects meet objectives related to trapping carbon, providing habitat for wildlife and creating positive benefits for nearby communities outlined five years ago when the projects were initiated.

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April 21, 2014|By Alterra Hetzel
Reimagining The Water Cycle
Do you remember learning about the water cycle when you were young? The water cycle at the Garcia River Forest along California’s North Coast is straight out of a textbook. 

Spanning 24,000 acres along the Garcia River in Mendocino County, this forest is owned and operated by the nonprofit Conservation Fund as a sustainably-managed, working forest. Rivers and streams shelter endangered coho salmon and steelhead trout. These same waterways snake their way through the forest and drain into the Pacific Ocean.

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April 21, 2014|By Kristin Adams
How To Hug A Tree
Two summers ago, my dear friend and I went on a 500+ mile epic hike called Camino de Santiago across Spain. We started on the French side of the Pyrenees Mountains in Saint Jean Pied de Port, hiked up and over the Pyrenees mountain range, and all the way across northern Spain to the city of Santiago de Compostela in the most North West region of Galecia.

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April 11, 2014|By Alterra Hetzel
Dell’s Plant-A-Tree Program
In November we  pulled out one of our Dell laptops and tapped into a live stream cast of VERGE in San Francisco to watch Dell’s Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Trisa Thompson, unveil Dell’s 2020 Legacy of Good plan. Released the day before, this plan outlines Dell’s commitment to doing 10 times as much good as the footprint that Dell is leaving behind. Dell aims to expand its story beyond reducing its footprint to something much more ambitious – creating a positive, measurable and lasting impact on the planet’s environment, communities, and people.

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