Press Releases

October 20, 2021

The Conservation Fund announced its purchase of 70,000 acres of forestland in northern Wisconsin from The Forestland Group.

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October 12, 2021

Volkswagen of America and The Conservation Fund announced the completion of a multi-year effort to buy, conserve and transfer approximately 1,500 acres of land to the U.S. Forest Service for inclusion in the Cherokee National Forest.

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October 6, 2021

Preventing development of the working farmland was a top priority for environmental protection and nearby Army installation operations.

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October 1, 2021

The addition of 6,525 acres to Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge will protect critical migratory bird habitat, enhance water quality and expand recreational opportunities in the state.

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September 28, 2021

Fueled by increased global demand for salmon and the opportunity to help salmon farmers accelerate development to meet this demand, The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute, an internationally-renowned research and development program focused on recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), and Cargill, a global leader in solutions for animal feeds, announced a multi-year agreement to develop, evaluate and enhance feeds for the growing land-based aquaculture industry.

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September 23, 2021

Conservation easement on private forest opens new lands for recreation, protects vulnerable wildlife habitat and supports local timber jobs. 

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September 23, 2021

The Conservation Fund announced its acquisition of the 336-acre Wallamatogus Mountain property in the Town of Penobscot, Maine. This coastal mountain property, which resides in the original homeland of the Wabanaki people, has long been a conservation priority for the Blue Hill Peninsula community.

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September 10, 2021
Knutson Bay. By Jason Ching
Statement by Larry Selzer, President & CEO, The Conservation Fund

“The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signaled intent to block the Pebble Mine project in Alaska under the Clean Water Act—a promising first step in protecting the most critical salmon habitat in the world.

While federal action will be important to safeguard this unique ecological landscape from the threat of Pebble Mine, we also need to take action to ensure the rich environmental, economic and cultural heritage of the Bristol Bay region can last forever."

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