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October 20, 2020| Land

The creation of Skalkaho Bend Park couldn’t have come to fruition at a better time, when residents of Hamilton, Montana were seeking nature more than ever. But a community park doesn’t just grow overnight—it takes local dedication and the help of many partners. Emy Royce at Bitter Root Land Trust shares how her community shaped its future with conservation.

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September 9, 2020| Land
Clint Miller, Midwest Project Director, with his dog Zeke

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended lives all over the world, and people everywhere are adapting to entirely new limitations and possibilities. This post is the second in a series on how our various staff members are moving forward with their conservation efforts during this time. We will feature a day (or week) in their lives, how they are navigating conditions and still managing to accomplish good conservation outcomes. Stay tuned for more of these personal stories in coming weeks and months.

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February 17, 2020| Land
Sixth grade science students observing the Colorado River. Photo by Autumn Rivera.

Now in her fifteenth year of teaching middle school science, Autumn Rivera is continuously impressed with her student’s creativity and willingness to try new things. But even she was blown away by their dedication to help save Sweetwater Lake—a beautiful landscape about an hour’s drive from Glenwood Springs Middle School where she teaches. Find out how these young conservationists chose to support a cause near and dear to their teacher’s heart.

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November 11, 2019| Land
Photo by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR).

When the owner of Love Farm decided to sell his property, his main goal was to maintain the recreational integrity of the land. He worked with The Conservation Fund and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) to ensure the property would remain permanently protected and open to the public, while continuing to provide unique outdoor recreation opportunities for youth who have lost a parent in combat or while serving active duty. 

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July 15, 2019| Land
Photo by Jacob Hamilton/MLive.com.

What do Minnesota cattle ranchers, Ann Arbor salad greens growers, and Wisconsin dairy farmers have in common?  They’ve partnered with The Conservation Fund’s Midwest team to permanently protect productive agricultural lands and facilitate farmland access for the next generation of farmers. Find out how conservation easements are helping the next generation of farmers gain access to the lands they need and will call home.

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July 2, 2019| Land
Photo by Zhivko Illeieff. 

A celebratory event was held on June 28, 2019 to mark the completion of a decade-long collaborative effort to ensure protection of the historic Fones Cliffs on the Rappahannock River in Richmond County, Virginia. The 252-acre site has been added to the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge for permanent protection.   

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April 22, 2019| Land
Photo by Sprout Films.

The Crabb family had a big dream—to own and protect the nearly 9,000-acre working ranch along the Rocky Mountain Front they had managed for the past 11 years. During the process they conserved a landscape that serves as a lifeblood for their family and for the wildlife that also depend on it.

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February 14, 2019| Land
Harriet Tubman. Photo credit: U.S. Archives

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January 28, 2019| Land

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December 31, 2018| Land
Photo by Kyle Shenk.

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December 10, 2018| Land
Joe Klementovich

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November 14, 2018| Land
North Rim Ranches. Photo by The Grand Canyon Trust.

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October 29, 2018| Land
Sydney Macy. Photo by Whitney Flanagan.

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September 24, 2018| Land

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September 17, 2018| Land
Photo by Jerry Monkman.

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September 10, 2018| Land
Cowee Forest, NY/VT. Photo by EcoPhotography.

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August 31, 2018| Land

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August 27, 2018| Land
Hannah Palmer

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