Press Releases

June 8, 2020
Media Statement by Larry Selzer, President and CEO, The Conservation Fund 

“The Conservation Fund applauds today’s progress towards enacting historic conservation legislation, as the Senate voted overwhelmingly (80-17) to begin floor debate of permanent and full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The legislation, called the Great American Outdoors Act (S. 3422), would also provide five years of funding to reduce the maintenance backlog on our federal public lands.”

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June 2, 2020

A message from our President and CEO, Larry Selzer

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May 6, 2020
The Conservation Fund announced the grant recipients for the Grant Program for Transporting Healthy Food. Nine charitable organizations located in Connecticut, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina and Virginia will receive grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to improve their capacity to store and safely deliver fresh, healthy food in their communities.

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April 22, 2020

The protection of roughly 400 acres of working agricultural land near Camp Williams outside Salt Lake City supports military training mission, prohibits future incompatible development, and preserves a migration corridor and habitat for mule deer and other wildlife.

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April 22, 2020

Just two days before Earth Day, Atlanta approved the acquisition of a 216-acre forest known as the Lake Charlotte Nature Preserve, which encompasses one of the largest old growth forests in the city.

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April 16, 2020
Media Statement by Larry Selzer, President & CEO, The Conservation Fund

“The Conservation Fund commends the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for its innovative approach to conservation via the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). We are honored to be the lead organization on two Fiscal Year 2019 RCPP awards that will advance longstanding conservation goals in Illinois and Alaska while achieving economic benefits for the regions."

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April 7, 2020

2,270 acres of valuable coastal wetlands was protected along Alabama's Gulf coast, conserving optimal habitat for unique native species and expanding recreational opportunities at the Perdido Wildlife Management Area.

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April 2, 2020

A recent forest protection milestone in Vermont supports the state's robust timber industry and forest economy, protects important watersheds, critical black bear habitat, and provides opportunities for public recreation.

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