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Redefining Conservation

November 26, 2014|By Gloria Gonzalez
Beyond Carbon
Much of the discussion during next month’s international climate negotiations in Lima, Peru will revolve around halting tropical forest loss to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But Ecosystem Marketplace’s latest report on the voluntary and compliance markets shows forest carbon projects already having an impact – an impact that could multiply if the right policy signals are sent.

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August 21, 2014|By Alterra Hetzel
2014 SFI Annual Conference
Every day, The Conservation Fund works to prevent the loss of America’s last large and intact privately-held forests. With a core belief that environmental protection and economic vitality fundamentally reinforce one another, we strive to ensure the forests’ vital role in providing clean air, water and wildlife habitat, while guaranteeing they also benefit people in communities across America.

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August 6, 2014|By Scott Settelmyer
Scott Settelmyer
Last week, I attended the 4th annual summit of the Green Sports Alliance (GSA) with 700 other fans of both sports and the environment.  The Green Sports Alliance is an organization dedicated to helping sports teams, venues, and leagues  enhance their environmental performance.  The organization has more than 250 members including Go Zero partner Philadelphia Eagles, the NHL, and the NBA, to name a few.

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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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