Press Releases

June 17, 2020
Media Statement by Larry Selzer, President and CEO, The Conservation Fund 

“Historic conservation is in the making. The Conservation Fund praises the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (S. 3422) that includes full, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). We call on the U.S. House of Representatives to quickly pass it and for the President to sign the Act."

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June 15, 2020

The Conservation Fund announced its purchase of 15,408 acres from Chadbourne Tree Farms, LLC in western Maine. The Fund’s acquisition is intended to protect this iconic and historic working forest landscape from fragmentation and development

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June 10, 2020

Volkswagen of America and The Conservation Fund announced the winners of the Volkswagen Community Grant Program

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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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